With another very elderly person who embarked on a criminal path — in Roeselare an 85-year-old man shot and killed his 75-year-old wife — one wonders: what is it like for the elderly in a prison? Merksplas is the only one in our country with a special department for the over-65s. “It is heaven here, just like being in a retirement home. With the difference that I can’t leave.” Life as it is with the — often sick — elderly people in the senior section of the Merksplas prison.
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