Growing old in prison: How Maryland is working to ease the path to release for a low-risk, high-cost population

Riding on a wave of tough on crime sentencing practices that began proliferating in the 1980s, the geriatric population in America’s prisons is quickly expanding. For the last few years, though, a diverse coalition of policy experts, state legislators and others have been working to expand parole options for a greying population — and give them a better shot at coming home.