Asahikawa Prison revamped for elderly inmates

World / Social Issues Nov 29, 2016

Asahikawa Prison revamped for elderly inmates

by Risa Ominato

Should prison facilities be friendly to aging inmates or remain punitively hard for criminals? It is a question that was faced by Asahikawa Prison in Hokkaido, which was remodeled and reopened earlier this year. The three-story, reinforced concrete building has about 500 private cells, each equipped ...