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Voluntarily making prison their home
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Voluntarily making prison their home

Elderly man behind bars

Almost 1 in 5 women in Japanese prisons is a senior, and 9 in 10 of them are serving time due to minor shoplifting offences. This article cites that more than half of elderly people caught shoplifting live alone, and that these people “often say they have no one to turn to when they need help”.


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