LGBTQ Elders in the Criminal Justice System
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As the American population ages, so does its population in the prison system. That has created particular challenges for members of the LGBT community that are incarcerated.
Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Tina Maschi, a Fordham University professor and former prison social worker who studies aging prisoners. Maschi shares research from her study “Coming Out of Prison: an exploratory study of LGBTQ Elders in the criminal justice system.”
Also, Randy Killings and Mark Pelipiche share what it was like to grow older while in New York’s Criminal Justice System. A programming note, Mark wants our listeners to know he has a speech impediment that might be noticeable during this interview.