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Build prisons for methamphetamine users

The ice epidemic gets worse and worse, and there seems to be little that the Lingle administration has accomplished that will stem the terrible toll this scourge takes on our society. Rep. Brian Schatz's recent proposal to build prisons for methamphetamine users merits careful consideration.

There are at least three reasons to implement this creative idea. First, it provides an environment where rehabilitation of ice abusers is the goal, unadulterated by the needs of other, presumably more hardened criminals. Second, the federal government will contribute a percentage of the cost of building and maintaining such an institution; and third, the chronic, severe shortage of prison beds Hawaii faces can be partially alleviated by this plan.

I urge the governor and the Legislature to consider Schatz's innovative idea.

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin Letter to the Editor , May 19, 2006

Criminalize date-rape drugs as controlled substances

Source: Hawaii Legislative 1996 National Political Awareness Test , Nov 1, 1996

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