Prisoner Healthcare Costs Rising
Increasing prison population means higher healthcare costs for taxpayers. In addition, the rising number of elderly people in prison means more chronic diseases with higher treatment costs.
Policymakers are considering early release as one viable option for reducing elderly populations behind bars. Triangle Business Journal reporter Jason deBruyn talks about the rising cost of health care for aging prisoners
Host Frank Stasio talks with Triangle Business Journal reporter Jason deBruyn about the latest.
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