Will common sense prevail in the end?

To the Journal editor:

I am writing in regard to the closing of the prison in the Upper Peninsula.

They say the prison population is down. That’s good! But the jail population has increased! Instead of spending hundreds of thousands expanding the jails, how about making the already there prison into a jail rehab?

They could teach them a trade. Everything is already there. It would save all the jobs and benefit everyone.

Common sense, anyone?

Ann Retas