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Grey behind bars: America's elderly prisoner boom

June 18th, 2015

Episode 373 of 888 episodes

Thanks to ultra-long sentences, America's 2.3m prisoners are getting older. Under the 'Gold coats' programme in California, younger inmates look after elderly ones

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