One of the main reasons for the increase in the number of offenders aging in the institutions is due to the length of sentence. In fact, 47% of those over 50 are serving an indeterminate sentence, a life sentence. They continue to be under our care for the rest of their natural life, whether it's in the institution or out under supervision. As those individuals serve through a life sentence, reach that mark of 50, and continue on, those numbers increase for us. We've also seen situations where historical crimes have been solved and individuals coming into the system are older than when they committed the crime, so there's some relationship there as well.
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