The Wider Image: Caring for California's aging prisoners
Pastoral Care Services Worker and inmate Kao Saephanh (L) helps inmate Joseph Morrow, 69, who has bladder cancer, make a phone call in the hospice at the California Medical Facility prison in Vacaville, California, U.S., May 22, 2018. Saephanh, who is in prison for killing a man at a Halloween party in 2006 when he was 17, assists the medical staff with patient care such as changing diapers, showering or changing their sheets. He is also the hospice barber. "I knew that once I got here (to the hospice) I was going to be able to give back a little bit," Saephanh said. "The hardest part is seeing people that you care for pass away and then sometimes they pass away without their family here. So, we are the only means of support for them at the time." REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson SEARCH "NICHOLSON AGING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.