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    [Secel Montgomery Sr.] and other convicted killers at the California Men’s Colony help care for prisoners with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, assisting ailing inmates with the most intimate tasks: showering, shaving, applying deodorant, even changing adult diapers.

I found it deeply moving. I'm also disturbed by just how many people are imprisoned in the US.


It's incredibly disturbing how many people are imprisoned in the US, and also that there are private prisons. But that's another story.

I like the idea of having prisoners take care of other prisoners who are suffering from those diseases, it saves money, and might help with developing bonds or at least giving them something to do.

My question though, is the point to keeping individuals suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia in jail past a certain point. Are they still a threat to society after they begin to suffer from these diseases? I think it would be best to transfer them out of prison after they are no longer a threat, and move them into a nursing home or the care of their family.

posted by danbc: 2208 days ago