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The Revolving Door and Homelessness

“The Revolving Door” is a theory in Criminal Justice coined to describe recidivism. Recidivism can be defined as, “the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend.” According to The Prison Policy Initiative, approximately 700,000 individuals in the United States are released from state prisons each year, while an additional nine-million people are released from county jails. Of that entire given population, 10% are homeless the next two years following their incarceration.

The Link Between Homeless And Corrections Institutions

The United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. There are multiple contributing factors to these incarceration rates, and one of them is linked to unhoused individuals. There are obstacles people experiencing homelessness face when completing daily tasks like looking for a warm place to sleep at night, looking for public …

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Calling First Responder Mental Health Teams, Not Police Officers

Time and time again, United States city police officers are called upon to report on individuals experiencing homelessness. Police officers are the first-responders to instances when those who are homeless experience a mental health crisis. When they sit down in front of someone’s home or business, “too long .” Or when someone who is homeless …

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