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Punishing the Poorest

Punishing the Poorest: How the Criminalization of Homelessness Perpetuates Poverty in San Francisco by the Coalition on Homelessness in San Francisco documents the effects of criminalization on the homeless residents.

Since 1981, San Francisco has passed more local measures to criminalize sleeping, sitting, or panhandling in public spaces than any other city in the state of California.