I applaud these astute public servants and foundation personnel who are working to restructure archaic criminal justice law and offer proven offender rehabilitation possibilities. This approach is much more effective in helping our brothers and sisters regain their ability to progress as contributing members in society.

In the not-too-distant past, appropriate help was scarce for many of society's ills. That's no longer the case, and our inappropriate incarceration laws should be modified to reflect that.

Marilyn Miner