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Letter to the Editor: Someone who has “been there….”

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Yes on Measure 21-186

Growing up I thought it was normal to be in jail that everyone did meth or cocaine or heroin  or drank  like I did. I learned how to do many negative things while I was incarcerated in those days.  And It took me 25 years to get one year clean and sober. During that time I lost my sister to a heroin overdose.

I did some time in Lincoln County Jail about 13 years ago and learned about the Franklin reality model. Through the years I’ve held onto it tightly because it teaches that decisions are only measured good or bad based on time.

I am here to say that I support Sheriff Landers and measure 21-186. I support his attitude towards Rehabilitation and not punishment. In my dress greens I have been nominated vice president of the Newport Eagles, I have been a volunteer for the Performing Arts Center in the play Adams Family. I have been blessed to be able to give over $800 to 5 of our soup kitchens in town.

I believe we are all after the same things. Public Safety Rehabilitation not punishment for those willing to pick themselves up and try again. Knowing that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I will continue to do all that I can to grow as a human being and someone who cares about this community.

Yes on measure 21-186 for Public safety.

Edward “weedman” Biggar
Newport, Oregon

 

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