“In final days, inmates care for inmates”

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In final days, inmates care for inmates    

        by Natasha Haverty, in Coxsackie, NY   
Nov 08, 2013 — Yesterday as part our Prison Time Media Project we heard the story of an inmate at Coxsackie prison, who fought to get home after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
It’s a growing issue for America‘s huge prison system, as more inmates than ever are aging and dying behind bars.
Here in New York, hundreds of sick and dying inmates navigate the compassionate release system every year, but very few actually make it out of prison.
And for those inmates who die behind bars, prison officials offer them hospice care. As Natasha Haverty reports, those men and women are supported and comforted in their final days by fellow inmates.           

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