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March
22nd

PRISONS: Cut back on creature comforts

Re: “Gregoire says state needs to add prison safeguards” (TNT, 3-22).

How about a cost-saving measure that includes making prison a place of punishment, in lieu of exploring just how many creature comforts can be provided for recidivist criminals?

Inmates should not be rewarded for being sent to prison; let’s start by making prison an undesirable place to be.

Knock off the programs and begin to focus on putting the correctional officers in charge of running their facilities. It would be both cost-effective and increase public safety if criminals were of the opinion that prison was not a place they

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