Skip to comments.Homeless parolees weigh on California counties
Posted on 07/04/2014 1:50:55 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
"The need for housing is always very high," said Sean Becker, a housing services coordinator with Abode Services in Alameda County, which has a contract to provide beds for recently released state inmates. "If people have housing, they're less likely to have mental health issues and break the law again."
That's been the case for Arthur Scott.
When Scott was released in March after serving time on his 22nd auto theft conviction, probation officials referred him to Becker's nonprofit for housing. Scott, who has never been free for more than two weeks in the past 22 years, has been living on his own for three months. He is sober, working toward a janitorial certificate and has a job parking cars at an auction lot.
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The Feds own almost all of the land in Alaska. Just sayin’!
He parks cars at a lot? I suspect it won't be long till temptation gets the best of him.
And over 50 percent of the lower 48!
How can MSM employees report on these matters on the one hand and go along with the ruling class and their love for cheap-taxpayer-subsidized immigrant labor on the other?
Did it stand out to anyone else that one needs a certificate to become a janitor???
I’m all for former inmates bettering them selves and taking on respectable work. It should be easier without having to go through some dumb bureaucrat requiring a certificate for entry level work.
22nd auto theft conviction?????????? What ever happened to the 3-strikes idea? This guy doesn’t need housing, he needs a brain transplant.
Bring back the flop house!
I’ve got a great idea. Let’s place paroled DUI defendants as bar-backs. Or druggies as pharmacy technicians. Or pedos in child care. Brilliant.
We’re being governed by the brain-damaged.
In Texas, if you can push a broom and scrub a toilet, you don't need no stinking certificate.
What is up with the paperwork in California?
Government is all they are qualified for.
In LE circles we call this 'doing life on the installment plan'.
Well, he does have a lot of driving experience...
“When Scott was released in March after serving time on his 22nd auto theft conviction”
This POS shouldn’t even be breathing.
Walter A. Wyckoff wrote three books on his experiences of working as an unskilled laborer in 1891-93. (He was a college prof who did it as a social experiment and because of that trek, became known as "The Father of Sociology".
Anyway, he hit Chicago in the winter of '92 and for a few weeks he had to sleep at a police station and a couple of times in flop houses. What got me about the latter is that they just strung a rope across the room and you hooked your arm over it to keep from falling down when you went to sleep standing up. Yikes!
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