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JAIL: Repeat offender tells an incorrect story

Letter by Patricia Schwab, Tacoma on June 18, 2013 at 12:46 pm with No Comments »
June 18, 2013 3:37 pm

Re: “Pierce County Jail is one constant in his life” (TNT, 6-16).

I would suggest that before you print an article that is potentially hurtful that you do a bit of fact-checking.

My son, Cannon Schultz, was allowed to tell a story that is incorrect. He has never met two of his siblings (his father’s children who moved to Kansas before he was born), and the last time he saw his sister was right before he was arrested again. He has had the same adults in his life for nearly 19 years.

Even our neighbors have done what they could to help him. He has been very loved. He had support and a good home with good values. He had it made in the terms of being a kid. He just refused at every turn to go by any set of rules or value system.

He has had help the entire time that he has been out of my home, and most of the time I have paid for his being elsewhere. He has had opportunity for mental health services and said no.

I feel better when he is in jail. I know that he is fairly safe, has meals and is alive. I don’t know that he is OK when he isn’t in jail.

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