Every year in Canada thousands of people are released from jails into the community. An increasing number of these people are released straight onto the street, with no where to live. These interviews focus on a new report on these issues.
Emily Aspinwall & Tiffany Chong, Stark Raven Radio
Every year in Canada thousands of people are released from jails into the community. An increasing number of these people are released straight onto the street, with no where to live. Many of these people end up back in jail in a short period of time. What results is a cycle of either being on the streets or being behind bars.
Justice and Injustice: Incarceration and Homelessness in Toronto is a recent report put out by the John Howard Society of Toronto. This report is one of the first pieces of research on this subject to be done in Canada.
Amber Kellen works with the John Howard Society of Toronto and worked on the creation of this report.
John is an ex-prisoner who was released onto the streets after leaving jail.
Please refer to the announcers script for intro and extro.
For more information on the report go to http://www.johnhoward.tor.on.ca
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