San Quentin Could Be the Future of Prisons in America
March 30, 2023
4 MIN READ
From the NYTimes- How Do People Released From Prison Find Housing?
"Kevin Brooks hopes he won’t have to go to a homeless shelter. In 1999, Mr. Brooks and four others were arrested and charged with murder, and he was eventually sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Now 52, more mature and remorseful, he has a clean disciplinary record and a bachelor’s degree. He believes he has a good shot at getting out after he appears before the parole board in January 2024.
He’s less confident about where he’ll live.
Before Mr. Brooks went away, he was living with his newborn daughter and girlfriend in a three-bedroom apartment in a brownstone in Crown Heights that rented for about $800 a month. Today the space would go for more than $3,000 a month. The average rent in Manhattan is $4,200, in Brooklyn it’s about $3,700...."
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