National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

NCSL Webinar - Health Care for Aging Prisoners

This webinar, facilitated by the National Conference of State Legislatures, will address policy options for states to consider to reduce health care costs for older and sicker inmates. State spending on health care for prisoners increased in 41 states between 2007 and 2011, with a median growth of 13 percent. Although there has been a slight downturn in spending since the 2009 peak of $8.2 billion, a majority of states are working to address and reduce prison health care costs.