The COVID-19 pandemic in the UK has had a dramatic impact on household debt and financial security.
Some time ago, an article by Rona Epstein on council tax debt was published in the magazine Ready, Steady, Go! produced by Women In Prison and distributed to all women’s prisons. It explained the law about council tax debt.
Rough sleeping and begging have been illegal in England and Wales since the Vagrancy Act was passed in the summer of 1824.
There are many strands linking homelessness and the criminal justice system.
“It was exactly 10 years ago that I discovered that my partner of six years was actually a policeman. He was a fictional character - his identity was fabricated and he was put into my life to deceive me, by his employer, who knew that one day they would remove him.”
Speech given to the ‘Is it a crime to be poor’ online event, hosted by the University of Birmingham on behalf of the Is it a crime to be poor? alliance
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The great Angela Davis wrote in Are Prisons Obsolete?:
On 27 November 2019, the Supreme Court gave judgment in R (Hemmati and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 56.
There are many strands linking homelessness and the criminal justice system. Ex-offenders leaving prison struggle to access accommodation on release. They often lose their homes while in custody.
We are working with partners on the theme: Is it a crime to be poor?