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Topic - N.H. "Cookie" Scott
The number of inmates in Virginia age 50 or older has increased nearly sevenfold over the past 20 years, and the average cost of providing them with specialized health care was nearly seven times the average expenses for younger prisoners in fiscal 2010.
"What accounts for that is generally the medical care that is provided for those offenders," said N.H. "Cookie" Scott, deputy director of the Department of Corrections.