Friday, February 23, 2007

Behind bars in Texas

Philadelphia Weekly managing editor Liz Spikol points on her blog to an amazing editorial in Texas' Navasota Examiner, that says in part:

Aaron George sits in the Grimes County Jail, deteriorating every day, becoming less and less functional, less and less himself, less and less "human" as a human being, all while leaving the sheriff and jail staff frustrated and helpless ....

It's criminal, when [District Attorney Tuck] McLain says the state could use at least four times as many mental health beds, to continue to cut funding for state mental health services ....

This isn't a "conservative" or a "liberal" issue; it's a humanity issue, as any religious or philosophical beliefs you hold will tell you. Period.

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