letter to department of corrections

 So I wrote this letter to the department of corrections, my finance's po, his supervisor and his supervisor's boss. In my heart I wished it could change things, but, in my head I knew it wouldn't. But, it made me feel better to do something.    Department of Corrections3099 East Washington AvenuePost Office Box 7925Madison, Wisconsin53707-7925  Dear:I am writing to ask that the Department of Corrections implement the new Criminal Justice Reforms outlined in 2009-2011 Wisconsin State Budget and the recommendations in the 2008/09 Probation and Parole Revocation Study by UW Population Health Institute immediately. The majority of the reforms appears to apply mainly to parole and extended supervision. I ask that the same concepts be applied to offenders on probation.According to the Department of Corrections 10 Year Facility Development Plan online, the cost per year for an inmate is $26,508 to $35,039 depending on the type of facility. A portion of these funds could be better used to develop individualized treatment plans to address offenders specific psychological and social needs. My finance, (name deleted), is currently facing revocation due to minor probation violations. His current probation officer has only used the home electronic monitoring or jail time to deal with his past minor violations. The cost of imprisoning him would be better spent on education, employment, vocational training, mental health, and life skills training. Factors that reduce recidivism include strong family support, stable housing, employment and rehabilitation. Pierre has had all of these except rehabilitation. His probation in (blank) County has failed in that area.    If we ever want (name deleted) and other offenders to become productive members of society they need rehabilitation not further imprisonment. Locking people in prison is a temporary fix. Thank you for your support.Sincerely,

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soulgone
soulgone

Very well written. I hope that the judge likes the letter as much as your attorney. Good Luck!
4everhopeful
4everhopeful

Too bad I spelt fiance wrong. Opps doesn\'t make me look very smart.
soulgone
soulgone

One misspelled word isn\'t too bad, now it it was every other. ;)