September 19, 2009 in Letters

Hospital policy unbelievable

The Spokesman-Review

Unbelievable! That a field trip would be organized to the Interstate Fair, on Family Day no less, for inmates from Eastern State Hospital. Sure, some inmates could be eligible for something like that, but someone judged to be criminally insane and a potential threat to others? Whoever made that decision needs to be fired or committed themself.

The Department of Social and Health Services liaison to Eastern State Hospital told me it’s important that inmates be out in society to put to use social skills they’ve learned at the hospital.

Fine. Good. Peachy. But, you don’t put a sick, infectious person out in society do you? A criminally insane, potentially dangerous person is to me of the same caliber as the physically infectious. Unbelievable!

Laurie Anderson


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