Preparing Corrections Staff for the Future: Results of a 2-Day Training About Aging Inmates

Julie L. Masters, Thomas M. Magnuson, Barbara L. Bayer, Jane F. Potter, Paul P. Falkowski

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The aging of the prison population presents corrections staff with unique challenges in knowing how to support inmates while maintaining security. This article describes a 2-day training program to introduce the aging process to select staff at all levels. While the results of a pre-posttest measure, using a modified version of Palmore’s Facts on Aging Quiz, did not produce a statistically significant difference at the conclusion of the training, attendees did express satisfaction with the training and their newfound insight into the challenges faced by aging inmates. They also offered recommendations for future training to include more practical suggestions for the work environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-128
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Correctional Health Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016


  • aging inmates
  • aging issues
  • corrections staff
  • prison health care
  • training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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