Caging Old People: New Jersey’s Elder Incarceration Problem
The case of 84-year-old Sundiata Acoli, approaching his 49th year of incarceration, highlights New Jersey’s endless imprisonment of older people who pose no risk to public safety. A panel of experts on aging in prison, including two formerly incarcerated elders,discussed this wasteful and inhumane practice of the New Jersey prison system.
November 8, 2021
Sundiata Acoli, birth name Clark Squire, was convicted of first-degree murder of a State Trooper during a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973.