No it is standard in many state prisons and local jails. Not sure if federal prison charges inmates but most incarcerated people aren't in federal prisons anywayI thought getting billed for going to jail in America was just in specific states and counties? Pretty sure it's not a standard thing everywhere.
With that said I've seen enough louis theroux documentaries to know how shitty prison or jail is. I'd rather be on the street.
Woah I didn’t know that. That’s terrible jfc
Think maybe you know this already, but in the South many state prisons put inmates in tents instead of housing them indoors, both Alabama and Mississipi do this.
Yeah our criminal justice system is the most inhumane and cruel of any developed nation. We incarcerate more people than anywhere else, and we treat them worse. It is the biggest stain on our society outside of slavery (and in many cases is just an extension of slavery)
Because our mental healthcare system also sucks and is often just a pipeline for our abject failure of a justice system.
You do realize that woman trading sex for things/being pressured into sex by people with power over them is just as bad (if not worse) in prison, right? No woman is going to willingly go to prison to avoid trading sex for shelter, because in prison she will likely be forced into similar situations except the people forcing or coercing her would have actual legal power over her and she literally cannot get away from them because she's trapped in prison.People definitely do this.
Steal just so they get locked up to get out of the cold.
I think people are misinterpreting OP.
he isn't saying it is good that society makes this an option.
But it is the society a lot of us live in
Survey also finds that 28% of rough-sleeping women have taken an 'unwanted sexual partner' in order to find shelterwww.theguardian.com
A 5th of all homeless people have done it
Some people get arrested on purpose so they can go to jail — and their reasons range from sad, to nefarious, to politicalSome people want to go to jail to kick drug habits, find medical care, or prove a political point. Here are some times people have been arrested on purpose.www.businessinsider.com
Banned from begging and sleeping in shop doorways, Bradley Grimes thought it better to be in jail.www.bbc.com
so im not sure why people are getting mad at the OP
...OK but prison is orders of magnitude more dangerous for women than a homeless shelter.
I didn't say prison was safer for women, I was saying why some women do not feel safe going to shelters. The OP was obviously not a good take so I was trying to answer this seriously....OK but prison is orders of magnitude more dangerous for women than a homeless shelter.
Also men are often sexually assaulted in prison and when homeless, this idea that being a man makes you 'safe' from sexual assault is both untrue and dangerous because it erases the significant prevalence of male rape.
Sorry, that was the framing of the OP so I assumed you were saying that you would see why women would prefer prison over shelters. My bad.
I never said it wasn't bad. Of course it is fucking bad.You do realize that woman trading sex for things/being pressured into sex by people with power over them is just as bad (if not worse) in prison, right? No woman is going to willingly go to prison to avoid trading sex for shelter, because in prison she will likely be forced into similar situations except the people forcing or coercing her would have actual legal power over her and she literally cannot get away from them because she's trapped in prison.
These threads are always so infuriating, betrays an extreme level of ignorance about both homelessness and incarceration.
Did you even read the articles you linked to? One of them specifically talks about homeless women trading sex for shelter. If the comparison is drawn between homelessness and prison, then the risks need to be adequately compared for both situations.I never said it wasn't bad. Of course it is fucking bad.
the OP asked. "would people ever willingly choose to go to prison to escape homelessness"
And the answer is clearly "yes, some people are willing to go to prison to escape homelessness"
No one is saying this is good. No one is saying this is the way it should wok. No one is saying it is a great choice.
But people do in fact make that choice.
No one is saying women SHOULD. that would be insane. Prison/jail are awful. Please actually read what people are saying before responding with some nonsequitor attack. I never once said anything at all about women or sex so im not even sure why you are responding to me with that.