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Prisoners in US Suffering Dementia May Hit 200,000 Within the Next Decade – Many Won’t Even Know Why They Are Behind Bars

The Conversation

June 25, 2020

Rachel E. Lopez, JD, associate professor in the Kline School of Law and Director of the Andy and Gwen Stern Community Lawyering Clinic, authored a June 25 opinion piece for The Conversation about the our aging prison population and the significant social and fiscal challenges it will create. Lopez says thousands of inmates suffering from dementia, won’t even understand why they are in prison – and that this could be a violation of human rights law. The piece was picked up by numerous outlets including Yahoo! News, The Houston Chronicle and View Story