The Wider Image: Caring for California's aging prisoners
Pastoral Care Services Worker and inmate Fernando Murillo, 38, (R) talks to inmate Derrick Brooks, 65, who has cancer, in the hospice at the California Medical Facility prison in Vacaville, California, U.S., May 23, 2018. Murillo: "I chose to do a lot of criminal things to address my personal needs and I've harmed a lot of people as a result of my actions. I received 41 years-to-life for crimes I committed as a 16-year-old... I'm 38 now..." Murillo assists nurses with diaper-changing and showers. "I listen to people's regrets, their stories, their happiness, their joy. I listen to their confessions... I befriend somebody when they're perfectly healthy, walking around and I'll take care of them when they're unable to talk and eventually I'll hold their hands when they're taking their last breaths." REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson SEARCH "NICHOLSON AGING" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.