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Sunday, January 10, 2021

California's Homeless Crisis

In 1957, California Governor Ronald Reagan signed the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act that ended the practice of admitting patients into the state's psychiatric institutions against their will. In 2009, Governor Jerry Brown, after a federal three-judge panel's ruling, ordered the state to cut its prison inmate population by 46,000 people. These governmental actions, taken without measures to help these people adjust to open society, contributed to California's homeless problem.

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