An aging prison population is straining Pa.’s Corrections budget. Could medical parole be the answer?

Pennsylvania’s prison population may be shrinking, but its costs aren’t. One reason, according to Corrections Secretary John Wetzel, is a growing number of elderly inmates. In a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday, Wetzel said the state’s aging prison population “100 percent has to do” with his department’s rising medical costs. He said Pennsylvania … Continue reading An aging prison population is straining Pa.’s Corrections budget. Could medical parole be the answer?