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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02455-7
Date : 09/2018
Country/Region : FRANCE
Title : Vieillir en prison : la nécessité d'une approche globale = Ageing in prison : the necessity of having an holistic approach
Duration : 00:01:14
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Description : Over the past decades, there has been a sharp increase in the elderly prisoner population in Europe. However, most prisons were built for young detainees who are usually in good health. Infrastructures, services, activities and practices are often not adapted to older detainees. The isolation and physical and mental problems suffered by these detainees require specific care.
How can prisons be adapted to the needs of elderly detainees? How can we prevent their isolation? Few older prisoners are visited by their families, and when they suffer from physical impairments, they often cannot participate in daily activities either. Should a prisoner die in prison or outside? European prisons are all facing these same questions. Guaranteeing the dignity of these prisoners is not only a matter of humanity, but also the right of every detained individual.
How can we better ensure that these prisoners are treated in a dignified way? This article contains insights from experts who attended a workshop organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross in December 2016. This workshop was an opportunity to discuss recommendations to improve responses to older prisoners' specific needs. These recommendations can be found in the workshop report « Ageing in prison » (
Original language : French; English
French title : Vieillir en prison : la nécessité d'une approche globale
English title : Ageing in prison : the necessity of having an holistic approach
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