Only about half of incarcerated adults have a high school degree or its equivalent.
People in the criminal justice system experience chronic health conditions, infectious diseases, substance use disorders, and mental illnesses at much higher rates than the general population.
About 10 percent of people entering state and federal prison had recently been homeless, and at least the same percentage of those who leave prison are homeless for some period of time after release.
13 states fully prohibit anyone with a drug-related conviction from receiving public assistance under the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program; 23 other states maintain a partial ban.
In California, the Legislative Analyst's Office estimated in that 30 to 50 percent of parolees in San Francisco and Los Angeles were homeless (1999).
https://www.centerforhealthjournalism.o ... melessness
A 2007 study by the Colorado-based Piton Foundation found that 36.7 percent of prisoners released on parole in the Denver area were homeless or living in homeless shelters.
https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/20 ... prisoners/
In 2014, about 23 percent of those released from New York City State prisons went directly into the NYC shelter system. In 2017, there had been a dramatic increase to 54 percent.
http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/ ... -pipeline/
Compare that to 16 years ago. A 2002 study by University of Pennsylvania researchers examined the incidence of shelter use and reincarceration among 48,424 people released from New York state prisons between 1995 and 1998, finding that 11.4 percent of respondents reported a stay in the shelter system, and 32.8 percent returned to prison two years after release.
https://citylimits.org/2017/01/17/many- ... hem-homes/
This study looked at 363 Canadian prisoners in the Toronto area. Among those who were not classified as homeless before incarceration, 16.4 percent anticipated being homeless upon release:
http://homelesshub.ca/resource/homeless ... d-homeless
This article is from Australia: https://phys.org/news/2015-05-people-pr ... eless.html
The Prison Doors Open And You’re Released. You Have No Money Or Transportation. Now What?
https://thinkprogress.org/the-prison-do ... f6b067dfb/
Using homelessness as a barometer, Villanova University criminology professor Brianna Remster looked at the experiences of more than 10,000 men, all of them former state prison inmates, for nearly a decade after they were released.
She found 10 percent of them ended up in homeless shelters – often years after they were released and often more than once.
On average, men stayed at a homeless shelter for about two months at a time; their first stay generally didn’t occur until nearly three years after they were released from prison.
Remster, whose study was published last month in Justice Quarterly, also showed that nearly all of the men who stayed at a shelter – 93 percent – had never been homeless before they were incarcerated.
https://whyy.org/segments/incarceration ... her-finds/