A promising practice: True Grit: A structured living program for older adults in prison -- Harrison, M. T., Kopera-Frye, K., & Harrison, W. O. (2012)
This article was a portion of a White Paper published online as a culmination of The Aging Prisoners Forum. On October 8, 2011, Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Services Be the Evidence Project hosted an academic-activist-practitioner forum entitled Aging Prisoners: A Crisis in Need of Intervention. As a host for this forum, the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is distinguished by its mission to promote human rights and social justice globally through the advancement of economic, political, social, physical, mental, spiritual, and educational well-being. The Be the Evidence Project, which fosters public awareness through educational programs and campaigns, is designed to help achieve this mission.
Consistent with the mission of the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, the purpose of the forum was to: Promote human rights and social justice and well-being for aging prisoners; Increase public awareness of the aging prisoner crisis; Help foster an international and interdisciplinary response to aging prisoners; Unveil an interdisciplinary model for describing and responding to public health-social problems such as aging prisoners for use in interdisciplinary prevention and intervention.
Harrison, M. T., Kopera-Frye, K., & Harrison, W. O. (2012). A promising practice: True Grit: A structured living program for older adults in prison. In Maschi, T., Morrissey, M. B., Immarigeon, R., & Sutfin, S. L. (Eds.), Aging prisoners: A crisis in need of intervention (pp. 57-69). Retrieved from https://sites.google.com/site/betheevidenceproject/white-paper-aging-prisoner-forum