Improved discharge planning will help put an end to prison revolving door for the homeless

Discharge planning and prisoner re-entry programs exist to ease the transition of prisoners back into society. But there are limited resources for these programs. Those who work in services providing support to homeless populations (shelters and drop ins) have argued that a large number of ex prisoners wind up using their services. The question becomes, what is the relationship between incarceration, discharge planning and homelessness?

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Toronto, ON, Canada