While I am very pleased that our state is closing down the correction center on McNeil Island (TNT, 2-13), I am shocked that it is spending more money to keep the Special Commitment Center open.
It will cost the SCC $5.6 million more to offset the contribution the inmates provided? Absurd.
Of course it will cost money to send the 286 SCC people to a land facility, but in the end it will save more money to shut down the entire island. It’s time that our state looked at total costs and stopped the half-minded decisions.