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TACOMA: Offenders need places to live, too

Letter by Ronni T. Nguyen, Tacoma on April 17, 2013 at 11:38 am | No Comments »
April 17, 2013 12:32 pm

Re: “Program could boost housing for offenders” (TNT, 4-17).

Offenders being released have served their time in prison, whether it may be two years or 10. For whatever reason they were imprisoned, they received their punishment.

Offenders will always be released from prison sooner or later. So what if their family doesn’t take them in? What if they have nowhere else to stay? Wouldn’t this result in increased rates of homelessness?

Tacoma’s 18-month pilot project to house offenders is a wonderful opportunity for offenders to show they are like anyone else, they just made mistakes in their past. This housing program is a step for them to better themselves and get them on the right track to live their lives.

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