For Japan's Growing Population Of Seniors, Prison Is An Oasis

Author: Staff
March 28, 2018
Japanese women seated with backs to camera

Elderly Japanese women are committing minor crimes in order to go to prison, where they find community and purpose.

Gerontology scholar Emiko Takagi (@EmikoTakagi) joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti to explain the challenges Japan is facing with its rapidly aging population, and what's driving women to do this.

This segment aired on March 28, 2018.