BTEP Publications, Fact Sheets, White Papers, Reports, Articles
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The White Paper has arrived! On Saturday, October 8, 2011, Fordham
University Graduate School of Social Service, Be the Evidence Project hosted a
forum to ‘put a face and a name’ to this rapidly growing human rights and
social justice issue: the aging prisoner crisis. For example, prisoners, aged 50 and older, comprise approximately
ten percent of the overall prison population and had increased tenfold since
1990. Similar situations are noted internationally, including Canada and
England. The national and international correctional care system, which was not
designed to function as long-term health care facility, is ill prepared to
address older prisoners’ complex physical and mental health needs, while in
prison and post prison re-entry and community reintegration. This situation
clearly needs a concerted and collaborative effort among researchers,
practitioners, policymakers, and community members to craft and implement an
experts came to join us in speaking out about the crisis of aging prisoners for
this historic event at Fordham University! The purpose of this follow-up White Paper was to bring together a group of scholars and practitioners (who gave generously of their time) to contribute their work so that keystakeholders and the general public can become more aware of the crisis that is occurring in prisons around the world. Edited by Maschi, Morrissey, Immarigeon, and Sutfin, the White Paper includes nationally and
internationally known experts presented research and best practices on topics
related to older adults involved in the criminal justice system (especially prison),
age specific correctional programming, elder and family justice, and criminal
justice policy reform.
This white paper was purposely made available as a free and public document so that any professional, organization, or concerned citizen can use this information to help advance public awareness of the crisis related to aging prisoners. It also provides recommendation on what we all can do about it, which includes to improve policy and practice with older adults in the criminal justice system.
Please feel free to contact the Be the Evidence Project if you would like to become more involved in this project at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We also invite your feedback about the White Paper and our ongoing projects.
Maschi, T., Morgen, K., Zgoba, K., Courtney, D., & Ristow, J. (2011). Trauma, stressful life events, and post traumatic stress symptoms: Do subjective experiences matter? The Gerontologist. doi:10.1093/geront/gnr074
Maschi, T., Dennis, K., Gibson, S., MacMillan, T., Sternberg, S., & Hom, M. (2011). Trauma and stress among older adults in the criminal justice system: A review of the literature with implications for social work. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54, 347-360.
Jun 12, 2012, 8:24 AM
Maschi, Kwak, Ko Morrissey, 2012_ARTICLE-Dementia in Prisons.pdf ViewDownload
Maschi, T., Kwak, J., Ko, E.J., & Morrissey, M. (2012). Forget me not: Dementia in prisons. The Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnr131
Feb 9, 2012, 3:39 PM
Maschi, Sutfin, Oconnell (2012) Aging, Mental Health, and the Criminal Justice System.pdf ViewDownload
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ACLU: At America's Expense: The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly Report View
Jun 16, 2012, 5:37 PM
Aging in the Criminal Justice System: Aging Times Special Issue View
Jun 17, 2012, 2:26 PM
Aging in the Criminal Justice System Webinar Monday, September 24, 2012-National Organization of Forensic Social Work View
Jun 17, 2012, 2:28 PM
BTEP-HRW-JAMIE FELLNER AT FUGSS-10-10--12-POSTER WITH BIOSKETCH-FINAL.doc ViewDownload
May 27, 2013, 4:44 PM
BTEP-HRW-JAMIE FELLNER EVENT-Press Release and Invitation-Final.doc ViewDownload