New Briefing: The Case for Compassionate Release

Between 1983 and 2018, Delaware’s prison population increased by 275%.

For decades, the First State incarcerated unprecedented numbers of adults, many of whom are serving long sentences that may result in death behind bars. One of the consequences of this over-incarceration is a “silver tsunami” of our aging prison population whose medical needs exponentially increase over time, potentially costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

The ACLU of Delaware seeks a solution to spare the state from cruelly and unnecessarily incarcerating older adults in order to promote justice, equity, and humanity throughout our state. Read our latest briefing, The Case for Compassionate Release, authored by ACLU-DE Policy and Advocacy Intern, Joseph Valoren.