Asks education for jail inmates

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDFebruary 14, 2014 

Regarding the letter from Sheriff Bill Elfo, I commend him for his insight about the roles the jail system should have to keep the door from revolving for drug offences. These "criminals" don't need to be put away, let out, and return. They need to learn some skills so they can go back out in the world and be productive citizens, or at least given a chance. That way when they are released they can go out in the world feeling confident, instead of going right back to their old ways. It certainly is worth the money, and time to put in a system that just may change the way the courts view these "criminals." Don't leave them to rot, give them the tools to find their way in the world.

Patty Hutchins

Bellingham

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