Pubdate: Tue, 07 Nov 2000
Source: St. Petersburg Times (FL)
Copyright: 2000 St. Petersburg Times
Section: page 17A, Letters
Author: Chris Howard


Re: State wants Strawberry in Prison, Nov. 3.

Once again, the state wants to incarcerate some pitiful drug addict.
What were Darryl Strawberry's property and/or violent crimes that
'make him an unreforrnable criminal and leave the state with prison as
the only option?

Kudos to the administration official who made the difficult decision
to waste my tax dollars, as well as space in prison, on a guy who has
a health problem. I have a stunning idea! How about putting more
burglars and rapists in jail and sending rich celebrity drug addicts
to a facility they can pay for themselves?

The Florida state prison system is not in the drug rehab business, so
how will prison help any drug addict, much less Darryl Strawberry?

Chris Howard, St. Petersburg
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