A Fresh Take on Ending the Jail-to-Street-to-Jail Cycle

A “frequent flier” is someone who has cycled in and out of jail on mostly low-level charges. “Frequent fliers” are expensive: between jail, shelters, and the emergency room, they end up costing a lot more in taxpayer dollars than your average resident.

In New York, giving these individuals an apartment and treatment support services costs the city $16,000 less per person per year than letting them cycle from the jail to the shelter and back again.

Read the full article here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

A Fresh Take on Ending the Jail-to-Street-to-Jail Cycle

A “frequent flier” is someone who has cycled in and out of jail on mostly low-level charges. “Frequent fliers” are expensive: between jail, shelters, and the emergency room, they end up costing a lot more in taxpayer dollars than your average resident.

In New York, giving these individuals an apartment and treatment support services costs the city $16,000 less per person per year than letting them cycle from the jail to the shelter and back again.

Read the full article here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *