If the risk is low, let them go. Bureaucracies stand in the way. We need to bring the elders home who are in our prisons.

Every lifer is going to be an elder, 60 and over. Lifers are the walking dead. It’s becoming a nightmare. There are many wrongs in our system and this is one. This is a big one. We need to look at the whole system, not just parts.

It’s time to take actions. Prison is a cemetery of hope — there is no hope in sight. It’s a battlefield that has to stop. We need to age out criminals.

Suzanne Varner

Crescent City