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Elder Abuse in Illinois Prisons and Elder Parole

In Lippert v. Jeffreys, which is a case pending in the federal court in Chicago, the court issued a consent decree in 2019 that requires the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide adequate medical care to incarcerated persons with serious medical needs. The court-appointed monitor's report, filed in the case on August 9, shows that medical care in Illinois prisons is not adequate and that elder abuse is taking place in those prisons. My op-ed, which was published in the Chicago Tribune on August 14, discusses the abuse of elderly prisoners that was documented in the monitor's report and how elder parole would help solve the problem. See the op-ed here.

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