Jailing Old Folks Makes No Sense

August 30, 2016

Columbia Psychology Professor Geraldine Downey, director of the Center for Justice, and Professor Frances Negrón-Muntaner, of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, have penned a oped piece on the impact of incarcerating older prisoners.

They write, "if prisoners older than 50 have served decades-long sentences and have shown evidence of rehabilitation, the only rationale for holding them appears to be endless punishment and retribution."

Read the entirety of "Jailing Old Folks Makes No Sense" in the opinion section of The New York Times.