Looks like the Nevadans are well up on the Second Chance issue! More replies have come through from the State Assembly members who I e-mailed on Friday:
"Sounds like you have made a study of this issue. I appreciate your willingness to share. It has been said, "If it sounds too good to be true, it is."
"Thank you for your message and interest in this topic, Mr Owen. It is interesting to see that you read the Reno Gazette Journel in the United Kingdom, that is the great advantage of the internet in these times.
It is my commitment to examine the Second Chance program to determine its merits for our state. Drug related crime continues to drain our citizens' resources both directly and indirectly. I am reminded that over 90% of all crime is tied to drug and alcohol use and abuse.
If I find that this does not suit the purposes for which it is designed I will report back to my colleagues that point of discovery. I will then continue to explore other options other than our currently costly approach that sees high recitivism and non-rehabilitation.
Thank you for taking the time to write."
Thank you for your concerns about the Ensenada program. As you no doughty are aware each member of the legislature can bring forward for discussion any concept that they feel will help us sole the problems facing the state.
I am aware of the problems identified by the state of Arizona with this prison program and am hope full my colleges are equally aware of them. I rejected an earlier invitation to attend a meeting on this topic; however, each of my colleges has the right to do as they see as best with their time and bills.
Thank you for the heads up. I wish I could say I catch all the problems in the suggestions that are put forward; however that is not possible, as we both know."
[this from the secretary of one of the people who had been on the list for going on the Ensenada trip:]
"Mrs. Ohrenschall will not be going on this trip. Thank you for writting us your concerns."
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