Gerontology Research Speaker Series
Thursday, 08 November, 2012 @ 07:15 PM - 08:30 PM | Cost:Free
Aging in Prison: A Phenomenological Study of Long-Term Inmates in Indiana
Aging is a complex process regardless of the environment in which a person lives. However, prison can create extra challenges for inmates as they struggle to define and make sense of the aging process while incarcerated. This qualitative study examined how long-term inmates negotiate the concepts of time, chronological age, and purpose while in prison.
Jacquelyn Frank, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Coordinator
Gerontology MA Program
Family and Consumer Sciences
Eastern Illinois University