It is possible that they feel sorry for the crimes they committed and not just for the fact they got caught. If these inmates don't spend time in classes and on homework, and training these puppies, it gives them more idle time. "Idle hands are the devils tools". Inmates that have nothing to look forward to, often get into trouble, in jail. This costs the tax payers more money. The big plus with this program is, once these inmates serve their sentence and are released, they will have legitimate ways to earn money and turn their lives around. So they don't turn to selling drugs or using them, to escape the reality of their lives. Yes it may cost tax payers money, but in the end, if they don't reoffend it actually saves us all money. Also it says at jails, other than warren, the inmates or their families have to pick up a portion of the cost.
Lol guess I'm not the only laughing at the choice of words
I agree with you on these points. I'm seriously sick of going to walmart, and seeing people bringing their animals into the store with them. I'm not talking the service dogs, but..the tiny yapping dogs, service dogs are trained..they don't bark randomly in a store...people also now bring in rats, cats, and one guy a bird on his shoulder. The bird kept flying around pooping then landing on his shoulder again. It's gross! Every animal is not a service animal. Service animals, get tons of training and are very expensive..they can cost as much as 10 thousand dollars. A therapy animal is not the same as a service animal. We had a therapy dog. I'm a nurse and I often took him to work with me, to help with my elderly patients. He would lay on beds of those who were too sick to get up, he would distract patients, who often wouldn't take their meds...so they would take their meds...ect...he received a lot of training. He never begged for food or bark. Then you have companion dogs...I.e. pets. Most of which are great in a home setting, however they don't belong in stores and such.
I very much agree that welfare recipients should get drug tested. Most people who have jobs get random drug testing. I'm not sure why it would be an issue for the people on the dole. I do however see a cost issue for the state, drug testing can be very expensive.
What a great story! With so many awful things in the news, it's nice to read something so heartwarming. I hope the kitten pulls through, and I hope Sadie, got a nice bone or new toy for her effort.
Eric maybe you should educate yourself. A recent study, shows that smoking one joint a day, does as much damage to the body as a pack of cigarets a day.
When I first saw the picture of Joyce McLain, I thought wow Kim Moreau, bares a strong resemblance to her. I know there was 6 years between them, but I can't help wonder if the cases are related.
I definately think another agency should take over cases, when they've gone cold. Another set of eyes never hurts.
I'm so glad the cops got rid of the guy pan handling in the Lewiston mall. I never felt safe when he was there. He would ask you for money and if you didnt give him any he would follow you around, swearing and saying nasty things. I went and got my nails done at that mall today..and he was gone.
I think that by reporting that they have bottles with GPS tracking, they might deter people from robbing the pharmacies to begin with. If they kept that info to themselves, yes they would be able to track them after it happens, but they would still have people robbing the pharmacies. Also, the GPS bottles aren't the only tool used to track the robbers.
My heart goes out to this child, however it doesn't excuse his actions. I believe the state should hold some responsibility. They knew the environment this child was growing up in and they didnt do anything to change his situation.
While a lot of things in this article stood out to be..Epps saying that he just sits at home doing his drugs and taking "care" of his children! How do these people have custody of their children when an addict is in the home? Epps is worried that Brody being in juvenile detention would resulting a lower TANIF check...he should loose his TANIF for using drugs..wonder who is paying for his drugs...oh wait...we Mainers are paying for them.
This happens more often than most people think. I've seen it often with people in nursing homes. No family, the state takes over conservatorship and their homes are sold, their personal posstions sold..they end up loosing family photos, family jewelry ect. It's sad.