Letter to the editor: Inmates treated better than seniors

Do we really need a judicial complex? I say no, but that’s my choice. Maybe we should use the money for something else, and here is some food for thought:

Let’s put seniors in jail and the criminals in nursing homes.

This way the seniors would:

• have access to showers, hobbies and walks;

• receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheelchairs, etc.;

• receive money instead of paying it out;

• have constant video monitoring, so they would be helped instantly if they fell or needed any type of assistance;

• be provided bedding, which would be washed twice a week; also all clothing would be ironed and returned to them;

• be checked every 20 minutes by a guard, who would bring their meals and snacks to their cell;

• have family visits in a suite built for that purpose;

• have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counseling, pool and education;

• be provided secure rooms for all with an exercise outdoor yard and gardens;

• be allowed a personal computer, TV, radio and daily phone calls;

• have a board of directors to hear complaints; the guards would have a strict code of conduct.

The criminals would get:

• cold food and be left all alone and unsupervised;

• lights off at 8 p.m. and showers once a week;

• a tiny room in which to live and pay $4,500 per month with no hope of ever getting out.

Wake up, Clovis! Don’t you think we pay enough taxes between federal, state, county and city?