they require funding, which is not available. The proposed program will be called E.E.R (Elderly Early Release), and it must establish a clear mission and vision and whether people find it a genuine idea to support it. The program will constitute release advocates who can argue on behalf of the elderly inmates and give an assurance of the lesson learned by such inmates on the basis that not more crime is expected once pardoned. Furthermore, the program staff will conduct a background check on the inmates to determine the worth of release of each elderly inmate. This will involve speaking with wardens, local officers from inmate hometown as well as parole officers to reach an agreement. There will also be a program to assist such inmates once
Criminal Justice Administrators Challenges 6 they are released or go on probation. The idea is to make them have a life; otherwise, they will be another burden in society. According to Amber Heckler (of after55.com), there will be a cost in developing facilities to help the elderly earn a livelihood, but compare to their cost in prison; it is far much better. Heckler states that an assisted facility can cost up to $45,000 per year. Once compared to $11,000 spending per elderly inmate a year, then such a program is a better option. In this regard, administrators will be able to handle budget issues better and ensure an effective criminal justice system.
Criminal Justice Administrators Challenges 7 References BigIslandNow.Com. (2018). Senate Passes Legislation to Improve Criminal Justice System . Retrieved from - improve-criminal-justice-system/ Heckler, A. (2018). Cheapest and Most Expensive States for Assisted Living: 2017 Update. Retrieved from - most-expensive-states/ Luallen, J., & Kling, R. (2014). A method for analyzing changing prison populations: Explaining the growth of the elderly in prison. Evaluation Review, 38 (6), 459-486. doi:10.1177/0193841X14541657 Mitchell, C. L., and Dorian, E. H. (2017). Police Psychology and Its Growing Impact on Modern Law Enforcement (pp. 1-345) . Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Rudolf, J. (2012). Elderly Inmate Population Soared 1,300 Percent Since 1980s: Report. Retrieved from - population-soars_n_1594793.html
- Summer '18
- Brett Gordon
- Criminal Justice, Senator Schatz, Amber Heckler