Homeless Seek Shelter In Prison Cells

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Published May 13, 2013

Five people sought overnight shelter in police prison cells in the capital area last night because they had no other place to go, Vísir reports.
Last week, Vísir reported that an increasing number of homeless foreigners are actively seeking overnight shelter at the Reykjavík police station because they do not have access to local homeless shelters where patrons are required to be registered city residents.
The problem is aggravated by the fact that the Salvation Army is restrictively used as a hostel for tourists over the summer, which means the city-run homeless shelter on Þingholtsstræti often becomes overcrowded at this time.
The City Council has stated that it is currently looking for a solution to the problem.



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