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Growing Criminalization of Poverty

This report provides a new understanding of the growing ways in which those in poverty are disproportionately targeted, marginalized, and prosecuted.

Imagine – it is illegal to sleep, sit, lie down…

Imagine living in a place where it is illegal to sleep, sit, lie down, or share food outdoors… a place where you are often ignored or rejected by your fellow townspeople, police officers, and local elected officials. This is the daily reality for millions of homeless people throughout the United States who are suffering under laws that criminalize their basic life necessities.

The Criminalization of Homelessness

Imagine living in a place where it is illegal to sleep, sit, lie down, or share food outdoors. Imagine that this is a place where you are often ignored or rejected by your fellow townspeople, police officers, and local elected officials. While this seems like a ridiculous concept, it is the daily reality for millions of homeless people throughout the United States who are suffering under laws that criminalize their basic life necessities.

Fined $600 a day for feeding the hungry

Woman Charged $600 Per Day For Distributing Food To Homeless In Philadelphia, Continuing National Crackdown On Homeless Rather than addressing the problem head on through aggressive policy, a growing number of cities are passing legislation to...
Imagine – it is illegal to sleep, sit, lie down…

Imagine – it is illegal to sleep, sit, lie down…

Imagine living in a place where it is illegal to sleep, sit, lie down, or share food outdoors… a place where you are often ignored or rejected by your fellow townspeople, police officers, and local elected officials. This is the daily reality for millions of homeless people throughout the United States who are suffering under laws that criminalize their basic life necessities.

The Criminalization of Homelessness

The Criminalization of Homelessness

Imagine living in a place where it is illegal to sleep, sit, lie down, or share food outdoors. Imagine that this is a place where you are often ignored or rejected by your fellow townspeople, police officers, and local elected officials. While this seems like a ridiculous concept, it is the daily reality for millions of homeless people throughout the United States who are suffering under laws that criminalize their basic life necessities.

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