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    My father owned a shop in a very afluent area and one of these halfway houses was built. The crime went up as soon as it opened. Prostitutes standing on street corners, drug deals happening in front of your eyes, thefts of cars and buildings, including my dads shop on many occasions. My father eventually sold up and was glad to get away. Even though there was thousands of complaints by residents this place is still there.

    I think these places need to be built in industrial areas, and on a transport route too. NOT in residential areas, absolutely not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunray's wench View Post
    People don't want these places in affluent areas, because it will bring property prices down.

    True fact, they did not build next to a halfway house then complain it was there, their money home is an investment. Normally most times to raise their kids in a safe community.


    People don't want these places near schools or playgrounds - which are more likely to be found in lower-income areas.


    Of course not, not a good positive enviorment for young kids to play or witness.

    People don't want these places in rural areas, because there is no transport (even though the inmates themselves may have originally come from the rural areas and may be better off being close to their families).

    Yes, fact is they need to be near public transportation, a reality. Many have family near city not just rural, family can come to them or viice versa if family is there for them.


    People don't want these places in already crime/drug-heavy areas because it will (supposedly) increase this activity/draw others in.

    Not good for the inmate trying to adjust in the middle of criminal activity either.

    So where should parole hostels or halfway houses be? Or are we all saying, in a roundabout way, that we just don't want these places? Or we do, but not anywhere near where we live?

    Naddy has a good idea of where in her post, jobs near, transportation etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naddy71 View Post
    I think these places need to be built in industrial areas, and on a transport route too. NOT in residential areas, absolutely not.
    As one Brit to another, would you want to live on an industrial estate? Or would you rather live close to your family?





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    Quote Originally Posted by sunray's wench View Post
    As one Brit to another, would you want to live on an industrial estate? Or would you rather live close to your family?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunray's wench View Post
    If there was a proposed halfway house or bail hostel planned for your street, would you be protesting and signing petitions to get it moved somewhere else (and if so, where?) or would you be OK with it?
    On my street live one block down from a methadone clinic and one block up from a
    homeless shelter.

    Find no problem at all, just think it makes the area more "interesting".

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunray's wench View Post
    As one Brit to another, would you want to live on an industrial estate? Or would you rather live close to your family?
    No I wouldn't want to live in an industrial area but I am not an ex con. They would have their freedom so what difference is it where they are? As long as they had use of public transport etc.

    I just made a suggestion as having these places in residential areas doesn't seem to work, crime rates go up, property prices fall. My father is a victim of one of these halfway houses so I know the effect it had on him, wasn't pleasant......

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunray's wench View Post

    Alternatively, would you prefer there to be no halfway houses at all, and for inmates to do their entire sentence and then be let out onto the streets with no further supervision?
    Over here, there's no halfway houses. Once you've done your stretch, you fend for yourself. Why be "mummied" back into the world? IMO, it'd be the worst way to try and get yourself back on your feet, you'd still evidently be depending on someone.

    Throw folk in at the deep end!

    And OT - i've lived next to worse tbh, and i wouldn't mind a halfway house kinda thing in my area aslong as there was no sex offenders/paedophiles as there's a school practically out my back garden! Before anyone says "as if that would happen!" it did....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirsty View Post
    Over here, there's no halfway houses. Once you've done your stretch, you fend for yourself. Why be "mummied" back into the world? IMO, it'd be the worst way to try and get yourself back on your feet, you'd still evidently be depending on someone.

    Throw folk in at the deep end!

    And OT - i've lived next to worse tbh, and i wouldn't mind a halfway house kinda thing in my area aslong as there was no sex offenders/paedophiles as there's a school practically out my back garden! Before anyone says "as if that would happen!" it did....lol
    Yes but our "stretches" are generally a lot shorter than in the US and we make much more use of probation and community sentencing.

    Again OT, but if a sex offender had been convicted of a Romeo and Juliet-style offence, why on earth would it matter if they lived next door to a school? Honestly, there are far more sex offences than child molestation.





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    Quote Originally Posted by sunray's wench View Post
    Yes but our "stretches" are generally a lot shorter than in the US and we make much more use of probation and community sentencing.

    Again OT, but if a sex offender had been convicted of a Romeo and Juliet-style offence, why on earth would it matter if they lived next door to a school? Honestly, there are far more sex offences than child molestation.
    I feel there's way too much leniency here with sentencing, too many people getting bail, barely a slap on the wrists, barely half of a sentence served, plus the jails here are a luxury, they're better off than i am! *jealous*

    In my area, aswell as having the school, are alot of vunerable people, i didn't just mean child molestation. There's been a few incidents in my very small town over recent years with sexual attacks, but only since i moved here 8 months ago i found out there was a paedophile staying at the other side of the school *shakes head*

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    As in all "rehab" programs, their failure boils down to a lack of money. It just makes me wish that I was independently wealthy, so that I could offer them jobs that would give them a sense of pride, training and accomplishment. But, I guess that is what makes me a bleeding heart liberal. "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride."
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