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what about senior citizens in prisons?

slapping foreheaddo you think that senior citizens who committed horrendous crimes in their youth and now require A LOT of tax payers $$ for medication while locked up should be let out into the hands of their families to take care of them or should the tax payers continue to pay for their medical expenses ?

 
gwen20

Asked by gwen20 at 3:53 AM on Jan. 18, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • If someone committed a crime so heinous that they their sentence means they are having to spend their "golden years" behind bars, well, that's life! I don't feel sorry for them. Besides, if they've been in prison that long, what are they going to do when they get out--how would they function?!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:48 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • No. They're in prison for a reason. Back in NY a few years ago they paroled a sex offender who was 86 years old because of his age even after he said he was too old to change his ways. It was part of who he was. Two weeks later he was back in jail for trying to grope a 12 year old great-granddaughter.
    BlueCollarMama

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 7:37 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • If someone committed such a heinous crime that they are still in prison at an old age, let them stay there!
    art.diva

    Answer by art.diva at 2:09 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • You ask hard questions. The families should pay for it. I don't have any seniors in jail so it's easy for me to say.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:56 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:03 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • When someone is remanded to life in prison, that's what it should be. If they were on the "outside," it's likely they would be on government programs anyway.
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 7:10 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Do the crime do the time.
    zebbiebug

    Answer by zebbiebug at 8:26 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • When someone is remanded to life in prison, that's what it should be. If they were on the "outside," it's likely they would be on government programs anyway. Answer by Scuba


    ^^^this^^^

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:13 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I agree with Scuba. The tone I'm getting from your question is that this person would be aging and his health failing. If released he'd be receiving Medicare and Medicaid. I'd prefer to leave him in jail to serve the time he was given and protect the rest of us from what he could do if released.
    sopranomommy

    Answer by sopranomommy at 10:44 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • And how many of these people do you really think have good relationships with their families that they have put through this hell in the first place? Not to mention the fact that they would be on medicare and medicaid anyway.
    LoveMyDog

    Answer by LoveMyDog at 11:09 AM on Jan. 18, 2011

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