I learn with nice curiosity Megan McArdle’s June 15 syndicated column in Wednesday’s Oregonian “A greater method to rising crime and justice reform.” She outlines some superb, and most significantly, workable concepts on how the justice system might cut back crime whereas not resorting to extra jail beds.
Clearly, the speed of low-level crimes is on a continuous rise and our present system has change into a revolving door resulting from lack of jail beds. McArdle outlines very life like and obtainable options. I’d hope that our present leaders will take heed and transfer in the correct path reasonably than including to a jail system that’s not more than an overcrowded coaching facility for repeat offenders. So as to add to her glorious concepts, I’d encourage our jail system to supply extra schooling and job coaching abilities to inmates to provide individuals an opportunity at a greater future publish jail. And we, the widespread individuals out on the planet, must cease the horrible apply of seeing the beforehand incarcerated as ongoing threats that must be saved out of our neighborhoods and work forces. How can we cut back incarceration charges if we constantly put up boundaries to success?
Kathleen Nelson, Corvallis