Prison Journalist John J. Lennon‘s latest NY Times Real Estate feature, “How Do People Released From Prison Find Housing?” about the ongoing housing shortage in the US and its impact on individuals released from prison.
About 600,000 people are released from prison each year and are often overlooked in housing policy proposals, which forces them to turn to illegal activities or become homeless due to limited resources. Although state and local governments and nonprofits offer housing assistance, there is still a shortage of resources available.
Radio Catskill’s Patricio Robayo spoke to Lennon, a contributing editor at Esquire who is currently serving a 28-year-to-life sentence at Sullivan Correctional Facility, about his perspective on the challenges prisoners face when re-entering society amidst the housing crisis.
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