The number of prisoners aged 60 and above surged by 86.8 per cent between 2007 and 2017, from 234 to 437. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong’s elderly prisoner population has nearly doubled in past decade, and jails are struggling to cope

Escorting inmates for hospital treatment and to see medical specialists is a major drain on manpower, authorities say

Topic |   Ageing society

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The number of prisoners aged 60 and above surged by 86.8 per cent between 2007 and 2017, from 234 to 437. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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