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The national homelessness crisis has reached unprecedented levels and local jails play a direct role in the problem. 15% of all people detained or incarcerated report having been homeless. And roughly 48,000 people enter shelters every year nearly directly from prisons or jails. In California, so-called “quality of life” laws target panhandling, living in cars or blocking sidewalks essentially making homelessness a crime. Reporter Sarah McClure chronicles the impact on men and women caught up in this system, and two ambitious programs trying to change these practices.
Image Credit & Caption: Karen Downard of West Angeles Community Development Corporation. Los Angeles, California. Photo By: Courtney Coles.
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Featuring: Credits: 70 Million Team: Making Contact Staff:
70 Million Team:
Making Contact Staff:
- Like The Others: N/A (ALIBI Music Library)
- Cosmic Spheres: N/A (ALIBI Music Library)
- Jupiter Is Rising: Derek Whitacre (BMI)
- Soul Soldier: N/A (ALIBI Music Library)
- Undiscovered Secrets: Derek Whitacre (BMI)
- Mirror City: Derek Whitacre (BMI)
- Moonbathing: Gregory Reeves (BMI)
- Until The Next Time: Derek Whitacre (BMI)