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 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
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
Ageing society

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
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 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
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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