Published On: Mon, Sep 10th, 2018

LETTER: Suggestion for syringe issue

 

We all agree there are used syringes out in the community, and we are getting kiosks.  Why couldn’t we have a program that required the people incarcerated from drug charges to go out in the community and pick them up?  It would work the same way as the inmate trash pick-up program.  All they would need is supervision, tongs, and a sharps container.

This would accomplish a couple of things.  It would get the syringes out of the community, and it would give people a chance to see the consequences of throwing them in the playgrounds, cemeteries, etc.

 

Ginger Parker-Southard

Wolftown Community

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