Maggie Bolger

Fellow’s Profile

Maggie Bolger

Fellow’s Profile

Maggie Bolger

End of life in prison

Fellowship

Focus

Delivering effective end-of-life care to elderly prisoners

Fellowship year

2018

Locality

Wales

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Biography

My Fellowship explored the care and management of older prisoners in the US custodial system. The number of older prisoners in the UK has grown considerably over the last two decades and now represents the fastest-growing section of the prison population. UK prisons lack the facilities to manage older prisoners, who have very different needs to that of the general population. The USA was the first to observe the increase in the elderly prisoner population and so I sought to learn more about their experiences and how they have had to adapt. My Fellow's Report outlines my observations and highlights a number of recommendations aimed at improving the care and management of older UK prisoners, spanning government, policy and research. Since completing the Fellowship, I have sought to raise awareness of the issues faced by older prisoners and have worked with Age UK as an advisor. I have recently been appointed by the Ministry of Justice as the (first) Specialist Advisor for Older Prisoners, as part of the Prison Reform programme. The Fellowship provided me with a unique learning experience in an area that I am passionate about. It also developed me as an individual.

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All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.

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