Keep criminal suspects in jail before their trials

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Pre-trial incarceration is a good thing. I have just arrived from Colombia and have had the opportunity to see first-hand the two-fold effect of pre-trial release.First, hours after being released, the person is committing the same offense, to the point of killing someone in the commission of the crime. That then results in a costly investigation as to why was that person was released.Second, people are afraid to report crimes or have someone arrested for committing a crime against them because hours later, that same person is near their home or threatening that same person.Also, pre-trial incarceration would give the person time to cool off and sober up from drugs and/or drugs. The ad on television says they could lose their jobs by being incarcerated prior to trial. If they had a job, they would be at work and not committing crimes.John CintronAmsterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusThree seniors who started as seventh-graders providing veteran experience for Amsterdam golfFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img