Erroll Brantley, a recovering heroin addict on parole for burglary, has been sent to a halfway house in a neighborhood littered with empty heroin bags…


Erroll Brantley, a recovering heroin addict on parole for burglary, has been sent to a halfway house in a neighborhood littered with empty heroin bags. See more Tuesday on FRONTLINE’s Life on Parole: http://to.pbs.org/2tjZEXH

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  • Seeing that the PO has a food addiction, how would he like to live right next door to a Pizza Restaurant and a Krispy Kreme? Why can’t they send the cops into that area to clean it up. That’s what they’re paid to do, right?

  • Programs only work for those who work the program. Should he be in some protected environment? Heck no. Reality is that drugs are everywhere and real life is NOT a protected environment. He and only he is responsible for his recovery. Everyone and everything else is a support system to encourage and for him to utilize. Nobody said it’s easy.

  • Yeah cause the NINBYs in good neighborhoods pay to be sure no halfway houses are near them. They should have zero say

  • Would be humane if we became a thinking and caring community of people again… not understanding this addiction is evident in having a halfway house in this location… we all need to help each other

  • people, places, things. Sending recovering addicts back home to the same places, people, and things that enabled their addiction is part of why the recidivism rate is so high.

  • “They” didn’t put him there. His personal choices put him there. I understand the struggle but he still has a big hurtle to get over.

  • Well they’re not gonna stick you in an expensive neighborhood…. period and point blank. The government allowed and perpetuated drugs into our communities and therefore, needs to place rehabilitation and living wage jobs back into it, so people can learn stability and self-sufficiency.

  • Hopefully he can find some help with fighting his demons through documenting his experience. I agree that being surrounded by your temptations is not helpful and that this is something many parolees face, whether they are addicts or not, but it’s important to note that communities rally against halfway homes being placed in their communities. If you don’t like this then make sure you speak out against the mob when there is an attempt to place people in your community.

  • Will power and desire to stay clean. Alcohol is everywhere too.
    U have to replace ur urges with something else. Mine was gardening, fluers, and cooking.

  • I can understand the tough love approach but yeah heroin addiction is no joke and putting people in an environment where its easy and tempting is reckless.

  • It’s funny AND SAD, yes, it is, what a sad state of affairs this is, but if I don’t laugh, then I despair. And what good is that for me?

  • Man I’d be set if I society felt they were responsible for taking care of all my troubles

  • Let me guess, it’s run by an llc that has ties to the private prison where he did his time.

  • You’re going to have temptation wherever you are, that’s why it’s not easy.

  • Once you have any felony convictions you are pretty much screwed for the rest of your life.

  • Karyn Denham a different perspective re: the convo on legalized drugs. I’m for, btw.

  • They do this to ppl to set them up. It is much easier to just do the jail time. Parole is not there for you to succeed

  • Why is it that some humans beings have to live in a constantly structure world? What causes this need?

  • This is one reason treatment today doesn’t work.

  • Discouraging

  • Name a neighborhood that doesn’t have heroin within it

  • #balondeoro2017

  • It’s a setup

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