Elderly Prison Visitors Matter - By Caroline

Hi PFV. I was really pleased to read the posts about elderly prison visitors and it is about time that people are raising this issue. I am a prison visitor myself and I too often help some of the elderly prison visitors whilst queuing up. I think more booklets and leaflets about prison visiting should be available. The prison where I visit doesn't have a great deal of information available and I would like to see more. I remember once when I helped an elderly lady out by calming her down because she was petrified of the search and the drugs dog. I know the searches have to be done, but a bit more compassion from the Prison Service wouldn't go amiss in my opinion.