Friday, April 1, 2011
Opinion: When Prison May Be Best Option
SAN FRANCISCO -- I'm beginning to hope my son will be sent to prison - perhaps Death Row.
Rob stands accused of no crime. And I am not an unloving mother. Let me explain: Rob has a developmental disability, and California is balancing its budget by gutting the services that keep him alive.
The situation is dire enough that I must wonder: Once Rob's services are cut, will Death Row be a safer place for him?
I know that every program is getting cut. But the single largest budget cut just signed into law by the governor - $568.6 million - is for services for people with developmental disabilities.