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How Will the US Account for an Aging Population That Has Interacted With the Criminal Justice System?

April 23, 2024

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Listen time:

5-15 mins
Abstract

An aging population presents many issues for the United States, from healthcare to significant stress on the dependency ratio. To complicate things further, a number of aging Americans’ retirement options are complicated by the lasting effects of the mass incarceration era. This episode of The Abstract considers the challenges faced by these retirees, including how changes to the criminal justice system 50 years ago are coming back into play.

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