As the elderly population in America eclipses younger generations, programs and services for senior citizens are more important than ever—and it’s no different inside our prisons. William Penn Fellow Ebony Johnson is a gerontologist who works directly with aging inmates to learn about their wellness needs. Ebony has interviewed elderly inmates in DOC facilities and is creating programs to help this growing yet under-served slice of the American population. Learn more about Ebony’s work and plans for the duration of her fellowship in this episode of Lockup Lowdown!
Read more about Ebony on our blog, Correctional Newsfront.