Dying with Dignity in Prison

20 Oct

The population of older folks in prison is rising. 3,000 inmates die of natural causes each year throughout the country. This article delves into hospice programs that are sprouting throughout the country. Dying inmates are given company by fellow inmates, who volunteer to spend time with them during their last six months of life.

Months to Live: Fellow Inmates Ease Pain of Dying in Jail

Wensley Roberts, an inmate hospice volunteer, tending to Allen Jacobs at the Coxsackie Correctional Facility in New York.

Wensley Roberts, an inmate hospice volunteer, tending to Allen Jacobs at the Coxsackie Correctional Facility in New York.

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