Louis Meyers, M.D.

Louis Meyers for State Senate

Policy Statements on Criminal Justice

We now know that our Vermont prisoners domiciled in Michigan and Pennsylvania have in some cases been abused and denied humane treatment in these distant and for-profit facilities. The geographic distance also makes it very difficult for inmates’ families to visit them with any regularity. As a former probation officer, I know from professional experience and from the research literature that maintaining family connections aids in rehabilitation and lowers recidivism.

I believe that the mark of a truly good society is how it cares for the most vulnerable among us, which includes the very young, the very old, the handicapped, and those we incarcerate.

We don’t have to approve of the crimes for which they were incarcerated, but it is important to recognize that these prisoners are Vermonters and more importantly that they are human beings.

At the end of the day, we can take pride in knowing that we brought them home and that we took care of our own.

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