Catherine Vatalaro: Inmates doing an awesome job for town

To the editor:

This letter is in regards to Russell Whitten's and his letters on inmates. First, I would like to start by asking Mr. Whitten if he is willing to do this work for our community, and if so for free since he is so community oriented?

Second, just because these people are in jail doesn't mean they are not part of our community. Regardless if they are out there doing this work for our community to get out of their cells for a few hours a day.

At least they do it. More then I can say for people like Mr. Whitten doing in our community besides stereotyping these inmates as criminals and nothing more. Until you are out there doing this work in our community, leave the inmates alone. They are doing an awesome job and deserve a little more respect than they receive.

Catherine Vatalaro

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