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Susan J. Loeb - associate professor of nursing, Penn State University Park

Book Title: Prisoners of Age: The Alcatraz Exhibition

Author: Ron Levine and Michael Wou

Book Description:

This thought-provoking book of photo essays brings to life the plight of a hidden group of elders who typically engender little public sympathy. I am often asked, "Why should we care about the health needs of incarcerated elders?" or "Why would you want to conduct research focused on 'those people'?" My belief is that Prisoners of Age will heighten readers' awareness of the plight of older adults living behind bars and evoke compassion for a group who some have labeled the least among us.

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