Letters to the Editor

Keep the guilty inside

It would be a travesty to let John Rodriguez go [story April 16]. He was found guilty of killing his wife. Just because he is in poor health does not mean he should be let free.

There are a large number of prisoners serving 15 years to life for crimes that they weren't a part of; they were just at the wrong place at the wrong time. I think those inmates, as long as they have clean records, should have the right to get paroled, not someone who actually was found guilty of his or her crimes.

If the state of California wants to reduce the overcrowding of inmates, then it should let inmates who did no crimes go, especially the ones who served past their sentences.

Florinda Torres