Purpose: Older prisoners are a growing proportion of the prison population both in theUK (United Kingdom) and internationally, raising questions of how such care needs arebest met. This article reviews literature relating to prisoner care-giving for olderprisoners and seeks to inform further research in this under-researched area.Design: A systematic review was conducted to identify literature relating specifically tocare provided to older prisoners by other prisoners. This was followed with a narrativereview process to provide contextual and methodological perspectives to enhance andextend the analysis of the literature.Findings: This review provides a synthesis of the prisoner care-giving literature andidentifies and discusses key themes in the literature; the benefits to both the caregivers and the institution, training needs and organizational implications.Originality value: This is an original contribution to an under-researched area of studywhich identifies and synthesizes the limited literature in this area and provides ananalysis informed by the broader prisoner care giving literature.
- School of Education - Principal Lecturer
- Higher Education Pedagogies and Policy Research and Enterprise Group
- Narrative and Biographical Methodologies in Education Research and Enterprise Group
- Pedagogy, Professional Learning and Organisational Change Research and Enterprise Group