Return The Chain Gangs

(04/27/2005)

Dear Editor,

I have been reading in the news, about the jail bills being outrageously high.

It seems like the more bills go higher the higher the crime rate goes. Why can't our county have a work release program instead of sending some of these people who choose to break the law to Flatwoods.

They use to have chaingangs, why not again?

The litter would be picked up along the highways, the brush would be cut and piled to be disposed of.

Plus we would have a nice neat county. This is just a thought I really would like to see some of the lesser offense people even some of the ones who are paying for home confinement to be put out on a chaingang plus pay their fines, what is it going to hurt but with hard work and some thought behind it these people might change their minds about crime.

Michelle Justice