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Life In Prison: Harriet Salarno, A Victim Speaks

Some people are beyond rehabilitation. I can agree with that 2tough2die- but most can be rehabbed and are not. And at a great expense to the taxpayers. I would assume your Pro death Penalty by most of your statements here. If your familiar with health care at all in prisons, and it appears your not- inmates must request to see a DR- taking days, weeks, maybe months. There is nothing stopping any of us out here from going to the ER.

Thanks Joann for your input...2013 is right around the corner, and then what? Is CDCr even looking that far down the road? What about Compassionate Release- the law was passed and yet, seemingly not in use....AB1539 I think it was. We need to be proactive on this issue and NOW!!

January 18, 2010 at 11:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Life In Prison: Harriet Salarno, A Victim Speaks

Crime Victims United of California- gets major funding by the CCPOA...the union for Correctional Officers in this fine state. Conflict of interest? Job security by making sure the prisons stay full? you tell me....do some research, the truth is out here for all to see.

January 17, 2010 at 8:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Life In Prison: Harriet Salarno, A Victim Speaks

Now 2tough2die...what have you got to say for yourself?

January 17, 2010 at 8:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Life In Prison: Harriet Salarno, A Victim Speaks

Received via email today:

My husband was 19 years old when he went to prison, at 46 years old he is far from the person he was at 19. The media likes to use scare tactics to influence the public into believing that the people in prison are monsters and, yes, maybe some are but first and foremost they are people, people who need to be loved, maybe if they had had love as a child or love as an adult they wouldn't have traveled the path they did and even if they had loving parents, a good home and everything they could need that still is no reason to lock them up and throw away the key. The media doesn't want to tell the public that those people in prison are the same people that you see at the grocery store, the library, the bank etc, they want the public to believe that they are not people but monsters, if that is the case then WE THE PUBLIC are the monsters because that is where they come from, inmates are not dropped off by aliens to be housed on our planet, they are people just like you and me who made choices albeit bad ones and now they are paying the price but should that price be the rest of their life?
In order for WE THE PUBLIC to not be monsters ourselves we have to give these people a chance to redeem themselves and that can only be done once they are released and prove that the system works.

January 17, 2010 at 8:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Life In Prison: Harriet Salarno, A Victim Speaks

And I quote.. 'I can understand the victim's family being pained by the loss of their loved one but as a family member of a murder victim I hold no ill will towards the man who took her life, time passes, people change and the events of one day should not dictate the rest of ones life. I believe in redemption and second chances, everyone deserves a second chance."

end of story....Harriet needs to start healing and let this go....

January 17, 2010 at 8:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Life In Prison: Harriet Salarno, A Victim Speaks

ALL Lifers are not murderers by the way....

January 17, 2010 at 5:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Life In Prison: Harriet Salarno, A Victim Speaks

To say that she feels her husband is in danger is manipulating the public. Unless the man convicted of the crime has made threats or publicly stated that he intends revenge on her husband, then she has no idea how he's feel about his crime.

This woman has no clue about what lifers are about. All she talks about is the pain of losing her daughter and about making it her life's work to make sure no lifer is ever on the streets again. She's a very vengeful person and masks it as victims rights. If she's still grieving this much after decades, she really needs to go see a shrink, because she certainly isn't moving past anything. She's stuck. She's only a victim because she is making herself one.

January 17, 2010 at 5:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Life In Prison: Harriet Salarno, A Victim Speaks

We need to become a society that believes in forgiveness and understanding.

January 16, 2010 at 6:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Life In Prison: Harriet Salarno, A Victim Speaks

While I have sympathy and compassion for Mrs Salarno's loss- I must say it is she that has Vengance. When do we say lets stop hurting and start healing? 30 years is a VERY long time to carry this type of vengance and hurt...

January 16, 2010 at 5:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )