Making prisoners homeless pushes them back towards crime – via The Economic Voice

A woman was forced to live in a tent after being released from prison because of a lack of housing support during her time in custody, a report on homelessness published by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveals today (23 December 2013).

The plight of Shirelle*, 36, was one of a number of troubling cases uncovered during a study of the problems faced by homeless people caught up in the criminal justice system in North West England.

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