Category: Prisons

Halfway out or halfway in?

15 February, 2013 (12:01) | Amsterdam, Apartments, Cities, Global news, Homeless, Innovations, Prisons, Rental, Speculation |

By:David A. Smith   Though Guardian (December 4, 2012) features reporter Patrick Barkham‘s personal disdain for Amsterdam’s new halfway housing so distorts his reporting that he labors mightily to adduce or manipulate the evidence, even the facts he cites refute his prejudices, which makes for interesting reading:   Amsterdam’s anti-social tenants will be housed in […]

For want of a bail

13 June, 2011 (15:33) | Bail, Hard equity, Homeownership, Innovations, Jail, Markets, Prisons, Supportive housing, US News |

By: David A. Smith    A jail is a home.  It is room, utilities, and board.  And for some, it is more home than any alternative, as revealed in this sympathetic National Public Radio story about those who languish in prison because they cannot make bail.    Leslie Chew, illiterate and economically destitute   Lubbock, […]