It is disturbing that we declare a sexual predator a mental case only after he has served his full prison sentence and only then begin providing so-called “treatment.”
The Sept. 14 article, “Housing S.C. rapists, other sex predators costly,” mentioned a man who served 18 years before being declared worthy of treatment — at a cost of $85,000 a year. Why couldn’t this have been started earlier? Do we have this much money to burn? How many other cases are like this?
Is it any wonder that South Carolina has the reputation of locking up a larger percentage of our population than almost everywhere in the world?
Alfred C. Smith