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Jeffrey Pendleton: Homeless activist dies in jail after failing to pay $100 bail on a misdemeanor marijuana charge

Jeffrey Pendleton: Homeless activist dies in jail after failing to pay $100 bail on a misdemeanor marijuana charge

Photo: Courtesy of ACLU of NH A homeless man remembered for his advocacy on behalf of the indigent died in a Manchester, New Hampshire, jail cell last month, after he was remanded into custody for failing to post $100 bail on a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession. Jeffrey Pendleton, 26, was found unresponsive in his

Legal Center for the Homeless: US Gets D+ on Homeless Policy

A recent report by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty found that, while the federal government made some progress in securing the right to housing in 2015, government policy remains dangerously inadequate. The group’s annual Human Right to Housing Report card gave overall federal policy a big red D+. The analysis takes into

State’s Top Court Weighs New Defense for Homeless Man Accused of Trespassing to Escape Dangerous Cold

Photo: Alena Kuzub A case argued before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court this month could have major implications for those who trespass to escape dangerously cold winter nights. Justices heard an appeal in the case of David Magadini, a 67-year-old homeless man from Great Barrington who was sentenced to 30 days in jail last year

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