Prisoners age more quickly than general population, inspectors say

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Inspectors also say prisons in England and Wales are ill-equipped to deal with growing population of older inmates

Prisoners age more quickly than the general population, inspectors have said, as they say jails in England and Wales are ill-equipped to deal with a growing population of older inmates.

A report from HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said prisoners experience a faster ageing process due to a wide range of factors during the prison sentence and prior to detention.

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