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Wow, it sounds like jail is such a nice place to be. Maybe we need Sheriff Joe to come up here and remind these folks that people in jail are being punished and should be fed the bare minimum of nourishment to keep them alive. Moffat County can't pay its bills but we have nice meals for our criminals? While there is no reason to abuse the inmates, remember that the people who are in our jails or our prisons are there to serve a punishment and pay their debt to society, not to get special treatment. I think that we need a sheriff like Sheriff Joe, maybe then we would actually have a handle on the illegal immigrant population here in the county.
I have to say that I find it reassuring that the individuals at the public safety center are thinking about more than just themselves. The inmates may be just that to some individuals in this community, however, to others they are Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers, Husbands, Wives, Sons, Daughters, Girlfriends, Boyfriends, or friends. These "inmates" are humans just like you and I and they deserve to be allowed to serve their debt to society without the ridicule from individuals whom have never had to deal with this type of situation from the outside of the glass or from the inside.
I am from nevada and i got sent to craig colorado for 11 months... This jail most certantly does not need to be more harsh towards the inmates. While being in moffat county i had the privelage to go to school at the community college and there i recieved my GED. I attended AA's and NA's meetings. I worked in the kitchen full time and laundry. Being treated with respect from all the employees in the jail was awsome! i had hope in there. Till this day its been over a year since ive touched alcohol. and im still attending school to become a nurse. Oh and i love Mary :) she is the sweetest woman in the world:) thats all i have to say.
like i said u have to give respect to get it. Just because your an inmate does not mean u have to be treated like a dog. dont get me wrong, The inmates that did act like idiots did get a punishment. lock down, privaleges takin away. and in time you did see them improve on their behavior.Because they do want to be better. Ive seen people come and go in there. Mary if your reading this please e-mail me. firstname.lastname@example.org ;)
While I cannot agree with mentally and physically abusing any prisoner. I also cannot agree with making their stay in jail as pleasant as possible.
The purpose for putting people in jail is to punish them for misdeeds. Not allow them luxuries and ammenties that many people that are free and working to stay free cannot afford.
I do not believe that it is wrong to expect prisoners to help pay the communitee back by sweeping the streets and sidewalks, picking up trash and helping the elderly and imfirm with their chores. I do not think these types of things are or should be considered demeaning work by anyone. These are normal task that normal people do every day. I see no reason that prisoners trying to pay their debt to society cannot do them as well.
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