Why our jails struggle to handle 'oldies' like Ivan Milat

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Last month, one of Australia’s serial killers resurfaced.

Ivan Milat
Serial killer Ivan Milat is taken to hospital. Photo: Channel 7.

His once-thick black handlebar moustache was now wispy and white, and there were cuffs chaining him by the ankle to his wheelchair.

But Ivan Milat, the backpacker killer who murdered seven people, had briefly emerged beyond the prison walls.

He was leaving Sydney’s Prince of Wales Hospital