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KJZZ Podcast: Unsheltered, Episode 6: Sentenced

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services News

KJZZ Podcast; Phoenix, AZ

Sentences for misdemeanor crimes typically include fines and probation. While it's easy to say those sentences aren't harsh, for the poorest people in Arizona, the effects of these penalties often far outweigh the seriousness of their crimes. For the large number of Americans who are one unexpected expense away from losing everything, a fine or probation could be what makes them homeless. In this Episode of their "Unsheltered" podcast, KJZZ interviewed Carolyn Moore, an SB&H Success Story, as well as Paul Buttermore, Program Director for SB&H's Community Resilience division.

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