They are over 60 years old and are the new group of criminals that is filling jails in Japan. They are arrested, mainly, for shoplifting and for re-offending up to six times in the same crime. Its objective is, precisely, that: to end up in prison. To be in a place that provides them with shelter, food, light and water … in exchange for their freedom. This is the path that many elders in the Japanese country have chosen, as long as they do not spend their last years of life alone and without economic resources.

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