Pubdate: Sun, 25 Oct 1998
Date: 10/25/1998
Source: Dallas Morning News (TX)
Author: Mary Ann Collins

As a member of society, I vote to release Charles Edward Garrett. He
has served his time. There is absolutely no justice in him being imprisoned.

If jail time is supposed to rehabilitate, then Mr. Garrett should be
the poster person for the success of the theory; after all, just the
fear of jail time rehabilitated him.

I am a member of Parents of Murdered Children and a worker in the
victims rights amendment movement so I am well versed in our joke of a
criminal justice system - where we always put the victim on trial. I
feel Mr. Garrett has proven to everyone he is worthy of our trust.

Everyday the criminal justice system releases rapists, murderers,
robbers and child molesters into society where they prove they are not
rehabilitated by repeating their crimes. Now the system has come full
term, taking a rehabilitated citizen and putting him behind bars. Why?
So some bailiff or judge or prosecutor somewhere can have their hurt
feelings soothed?

What Mr. Garrett did only hurt himself. He has certainly paid society
back tenfold in my book. I hope everyone will get behind this man and
stop this injustice from taking place.