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From jail to skid row, where 'all healing needs are met'

From jail to skid row, where 'all healing needs are met'

"What am I going to do with an apartment?"

Peter Starks, dressed in a gray business suit, offers a look of incredulity, as if the very notion of giving housing to someone like him, a drug user for 40 of his 67 years, is crazy. He is facing a roomful of people who nod knowingly. Most of them are from public, nonprofit or faith-based agencies that help former prison inmates reenter society. They are here for the January general meeting of the Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership, where they are discussing joint plans developed by Los Angeles...

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