Talk:Halfway house

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The description of a fucking halfway house is very acute. It can be used as a rehabilitation centre for all sorts of prisoners, not just prisoners convicted of the crimes mentioned here. Pigeonshouse 22:18, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

or for that matter, prisoners. e.g. halfway houses for those returning from mental institutions

Recovery/sober houses should actually be a separate topic as well dumb fuck. -- œ 23:55, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
It's the same old stereotype of labelling all addicts as criminals and lumping them in the same group. Recovery/sober houses don't necessarily have anything at all to do with prison. -- œ 23:59, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

a place teens can go to see help but not realli run away but stay here in time of need and can't realli still at there house for any reason —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:14, 11 September 2009 (UTC)


"There is often opposition from neighborhoods where halfway houses attempt to locate."

While I think the majority of people (myself included) would agree with this statement, particularly in the U.S., I think it probably needs to be cited by a report of some kind in order to remain. What does everyone else think? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:18, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

OK I cited it, but I cant get the references to insert correctly. Several authors have covered the topic including Kilburn and Costanza 2011; Cowan 2003; and Piat 2000. — Preceding unsigned comment added by S. Costanza (talkcontribs) 23:02, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

description of a halfway house[edit]

Not really. The term "halfway house" has been used since the elizabethan poor laws. It has been used to refer to many different types of places, including "bed and breakfasts". There is a staple in the literature though that usually links the term to either 1 of 3 entities: 1) Work Release transitional residence; 2) Substance Abuse recovery transitional residences; and 3) mental health transitional residences.

Peace! — Preceding unsigned comment added by S. Costanza (talkcontribs) 23:34, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Quotation marks around certain words in the N.I.M.B.Y. section[edit]

To imply that there are not real dangers associated with having a halfway house in your so-called backyard seems unrealistic. Thus the arguments made by those against having one in their neighborhood are at least valid (even if not supported by statistics). Surrounding the words "real" and "feel" with quotes make the claims against a halfway house seem less substantial. I'm curious: were those sentences taken directly from a reputable source? Can we just remove them and have the same message without the snarky subtext? Speedfranklin (talk) 05:45, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

I agree. I deleted the quotation marks. Do you think we need to make other changes to that section, too? Rray (talk) 14:42, 19 February 2013 (UTC)