Justice Dept.: Human Beings Need Sleep, So Stop Fining Them for Sleeping Outside

Jay Hathaway · 08/13/15 01:02PM

Human beings need sleep. Homeless people are human beings. Therefore, homeless people need sleep and shouldn’t be banned from getting it in what is often the only place they can: outdoors. That’s the simple argument the Justice Department is making in a case out of Boise, Idaho, one of the many U.S. cities with inadequate shelter space that have nonetheless attempted to bar unhoused people from sleeping outside.

Watch out for Boise, Idaho

ndouglas · 01/18/06 10:14PM

Deep into a podcast with Venture Voice, Tripod founder Bo Peabody (now a VC in Boise) touts his city as an unexpected spot for startups: