Prisons becoming homeless shelters and Police Funding
The aim would be to renovate the space of a prison to welcome the guests and fill it with homes for individuals and families and this new type of vending machine that has different categories and you swipe your card and pick the thing you want for example one has a blanket and a bottle of water and they are able to redeem them every so often.With enough support we could expand upon this idea and help to rehabilitate them, getting them off drugs and alcohol and get them on the property ladder and get them financially stable.
If there is a place for them to stay with the necessities so that they won't need to be on the streets meaning that the time the police would use moving them on then can be using instead for crime prevention.
An example is kingston Prison found in Portsmouth that has been closed since March 2013 and when put up for sale the city council brought it and have stated that they wish to use it for assisted living units alongside retail and social amenity areas. However i propose that it should be used for sheltering homeless people.22.9 percent, or roughly one of every five prisoners, was homeless before they were put in prison, that is they were staying in a shelter, living on the street, in a treatment facility, or staying at the home of a friend, paying no rent. This is typically because homeless people get a better life in prison due to the fact they are kept warm and fed well, however they can become physically and emotionally hurt so i suggest me give the same positive reinforcement but we try to remove the abuse inside.There are four more prisons across the UK owned by the council meaning we can set up 5 shelters spread out to provide a centre full of hope and safety for them.
It wouldn't be obligatory, it would just act as a larger scale homeless shelter.
With them being able to stay there it will hopefully lower the numbers on the street which allows the police funding to be used in a more relevant way to do with the prevention of crime.