Miami Considers Jailing Homeless People For Eating, Sleeping In Public

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Miami Considers Jailing Homeless People For Eating, Sleeping In Public | ThinkProgress.

Fifteen years ago, the city of Miami stopped arresting people for living on the streets and instead offered them a bed at a homeless shelter and focused efforts on permanent solutions to helping homeless people in the city. City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff wants to end this program and revert to the days when Miami  gave homeless people a place to stay and food to eat by putting them in a jail cell.

Shelters are at capacity in Miami and instead of looking for ways to fund more shelters & support, Sarnoff thinks the answer is to put  homeless people in jail instead.

You can offer suggestions and input to this idea by contacting Mr Sarnoff .

Commissioner Marc Sarnoff (Chairman)

District 2
E-mail: msarnoff@miamigov.com
(305) 250-5333  VOICE
(305) 858-5329 TTY
(305) 579-3334 FAX
Office of Commissioner Marc Sarnoff

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One thought on “Miami Considers Jailing Homeless People For Eating, Sleeping In Public

  1. I can’t even begin to state the millions of things that are downright wrong about this…but purely from a logical point – the jails are full too and cost the government even more per person to run…how on earth is that good policy? It’s easy to judge the poor when you are rich…let them be homeless for a month and see if they even survive! :@

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