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FL: Guaranteed income program breaks down barriers for formerly incarcerated [including registrants!]

Source: 11/22/21

Community Spring fellows believe a criminal sentence shouldn’t impact lives after people serve their time.

The nonprofit organization, which is known for breaking down structural poverty and supporting low-income people through monetary support, is running Just Income GNV.

The privately funded pilot program, designed by formerly incarcerated individuals, assists formerly incarcerated people re-enter society with a guaranteed income.

Community Spring hires fellows, specifically those who have been impacted by poverty, to identify systemic forces that spur further economic difficulties. The 2020-2021 fellowship class created the Just Income GNV program.

The guaranteed income program is currently in the application period, which ends Dec. 1. About a week later, a randomly selected group of 115 people will be selected to receive $7,600 in the next 12 months.

Kevin Scott, a 47-year-old Gainesville resident and project manager, has been involved with Community Spring since January 2020. To qualify, Scott said participants must be an Alachua County resident who has been released from a Florida state prison, a federal prison, a Florida county jail with a new felony conviction or began felony probation in Alachua County on or after June 1. 

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What’s the point of even having money though if it isn’t earned? That’s my question. I’m glad this applies to registrants but the concept of UBI never made any sense for me.

It’s so that people aren’t left starving on the street. The median cost of living the bare minimum and what millions make, particularly those with records, is not enough to sustain someone. UBI helps close that gap.

I concur. It’s helpful for those who can’t work, but for others, if everyone gets an income and the incentive to work is removed, who’s going to grow the vegetables and raise the chickens, manufacture goods and deliver them? Teach, maintain, or defend?
Probably the only thing UBI will achieve is paying thieves not to steal.

Because you seem to believe the lies that people don’t work bc they are lazy… UBI provides for the basic’s to survive – shelter, food, clothing. After that, you still need to work if you want to socialize, go out to eat, see a movie, take a vacation. This just makes sure no one is ever left homeless and starving bc they cant find a job.

UBI is generally a supplemental amount and not something one could live on. It’s mean to enhance someone’s income. Several cities in CA and elsewhere have already been experimenting with a $500 UBI. It’s an amount that won’t really let anyone live off solely this amount, but it’s a HUGE help to those people who are able to receive it. And as the poster above said, it’s general a false premise that people will simply be lazy. Some, of course. But most people have the drive to do something productive. And being productive is a lot easier when half your mind isn’t constantly worried about making rent and putting food on the table.

Just to have some or little money to get back on life’s road is better than nothing. I am Happy some people see. Once you did the time you payed for your crime. It should not be a life time payment or payments/punishment And people should not try and judge others when the crime is payed in full…

A society that doesn’t have compassion for their fellow man is a sick society.

@brandon. I agree. But I am afraid that this country will never get past it’s “Hang ’em high” mentality as long as the current political structure is in place.

I think the right to a job is a better solution to this. The reason being, asking for money while doing nothing to earn it, just doesn’t sound entirely fair to me. That said, I understand your reasoning.

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x