Jan 27, 2016

Dementia seen in 14% of elderly inmates in Japan

About 1,300 people, or some 14 percent, of 9,700 inmates in Japan aged 60 or older showed signs of dementia as of the end of 2014, according to a Justice Ministry study. This is the first time the ministry has investigated the number of ...

Ex-convict helps inmates return to society

Jan 23, 2015

Ex-convict helps inmates return to society


Shigeru Ono, a 49-year-old man fresh out of prison, was growing increasingly desperate. In the four days since his release, Ono, not his real name, had spent half of the ¥250,000 he earned from prison labor during his 10-year incarceration. He used the money ...