Addicted in Puerto Rico, Homeless in Chicago

SONY DSCFrom Adriana Cardona-Maguigad, a fellow at the Social Justice News Nexus, at Northwestern University, reporting for This American Life and WBEZ-Chicago: the government of Puerto Rico buys one-way tickets to send drug addicts to Chicago, with promises of drug treatment and housing. But the addicts get no treatment and no housing. If they want to go back home, they’re on their own.

[Major funding for this report was provided by the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation and The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, with additional funding from The Gannett Foundation and the Park Foundation.]

Photo credit: Adriana Cardona-Maguigad