Meg Anderson, NPR

Meg Anderson, NPR
a woman

Many 911 call centers are understaffed, and the job has gotten harder

The question of whether to send police or mental health clinicians usually rests with 911 workers, who are often overworked and overstressed.
a man

The U.S. prison population is rapidly graying. Prisons aren’t built for what’s coming.

By one measure, about a third of all prisoners will be considered geriatric by 2030. Prisons are grappling with how to care for them — and how to pay for it.