Pubdate: Thu, 29 Apr 1999
Date: 04/29/1999
Source: Tribune, The  (CA)
Author: Aurora O'Hagan

In light of the recent news, my condolences go out to the friends and
families of Rachel and Aundria.

Many are asking why was this animal released from prison early. The
answer to this question is fairly simple, the state prison needed his

It seems that we got what we asked for. They let Krebs out so that
they could have the bed for some poor schmuck who got busted for
selling a joint to an undercover officer or something equally as

The time has come for us to rethink our penal system and to stop this
pointless war on drugs. If we want to stop the drug problems in our
country, we must wage a war on ignorance.

Over the past few decades we have educated our children about the
dangers of tobacco with a degree of success. Furthermore, many adults
have quit smoking, largely because of the information provided to the

Not incarcerating non-violent criminals would save the beds for those
who really deserve them.

Aurora O'Hagan,
Paso Robles