The City: Former Inmates Threatened with Early Checkout from Taxpayer-Funded Hotel Rooms
“The program has improved the chances of people getting released from city jails and state prisons, said Julia Solomons, senior policy social workers for the Bronx Defenders.
Prosecutors, judges and prison officials are more likely to agree to let people out when they know there’s a hotel bed available as opposed to a packed shelter, Solomons and other public defenders said.
“It has made a tremendous difference for our clients,” Solomons said.”
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