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Formerly incarcerated people are 10 times more likely to be homeless than the general public. Among formerly incarcerated people, 200 per 10,000 were homeless in 2008, representing about 2% of the 5 million formerly incarcerated people that year (2008 is the most recent year for which data are available). Among the general public, 21 out of every 10,000 people were homeless. These findings were reported in “Nowhere to Go: Homelessness among formerly incarcerated people” by Prison Policy Initiative. The researchers analyzed data for 2008 from a survey by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The analysis focused on differences . . .
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