Jumpers are anti-social

Register
Dec 3, 2013

It's happened more than once, and more than enough to be concerning.

But inmates at the Huron County jail jumping from stairwells to certain injury below is not so much a security problem at the jail as it is a social problem. From the headlines and the police blotter, one could take away the belief the county has a ravaging drug problem.

Law enforcement has a duty to enforce, but legislators have a duty to reform outdated, difficult and damaging drug laws that reflect a Nixonian approach far behind the advancement of time, and understanding.

State and federal legislative reforms should make jail a last resort, with treatment the first. Accessible, and affordable, services. That's money better spent, we say. One way or another, it comes down to which way provides a better path forward.

Comments

Simple Enough II

Fine lets just do that, lets tell someone selling crack or heroin that you just have a summons to court. Yeah lets tell them to go to a program ( which will grow and demand more dollars as that is what will happen due to excuses & "recidivism ") oh yeah its a documented "illness" . Sorry its my body and what i put into it, I take responsibility for

Simple Enough II

Fine lets just do that, lets tell someone selling crack or heroin that you just have a summons to court. Yeah lets tell them to go to a program ( which will grow and demand more dollars as that is what will happen due to excuses & "recidivism ") oh yeah its a documented "illness" . Sorry its my body and what i put into it, I take responsibility for

Raoul Duke

Tie a rope around their necks.

Nemesis

You, sir, owe me a new keyboard, since you caused me to spew Cola all over mine.

Kudos.