Aging In Prison: Experts discuss placing inmates in nursing homes
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma laws are generally considered tough on crime, and now a bill is coming due.
The fact is that senior criminals come with a high cost.
With over 18 percent of Oklahoma prisoners age 50 or older, many of those inmates face expensive health issues.
The problem is that no one wants an inmate in nursing homes that cater to the general population.
Senator Wayne Shaw and Wes Bledsoe from A Perfect Cause stopped by our studio today to discuss the topic.