Homeless parolees weigh on California counties

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Updated: 7/04 1:11 pm

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Stable housing is critical to the success of low-level felons being released under California Gov. Jerry Brown's prison reform law.

Yet county probation officials who are now responsible for tracking these former inmates say homelessness remains a problem for the parolees and could undermine the law's success.

County officials say the number of homeless offenders hasn't changed significantly since the passage of the so-called realignment law.

But now, it's the responsibility of counties to find them housing — not state parole — and the burden in some cases is heavy.

Counties across the state are dealing with the problem in different ways. Many are trying a patchwork of solutions as they adapt.

Some counties report that as many as 1 in 5 low-level prison parolees are reporting as homeless.

 

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ericb - 7/6/2014 9:19 AM
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They should all move here, there are plenty of great Warehouse jobs at 8.50 an hour... And it would bolster Uncle Sandy's efforts to bring in low wage, moron jerk jobs....
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