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`TREATMENTS’ DON’T HELP CRIMINALS

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Your front-page article concerning the forcing of "treatment" for sex offenders should raise huge warning alarms. The fact is that "treatments" given by psychologists and psychiatrists are proven unequivocally to make criminals worse. Decades of mental- health authorities' intrusions into the prisons have created the high recidivism rate.

Want to improve the prisons? Return them to the exact conditions they were in before psychologists and psychiatrists (charlatans, really) came on the scene. While you are at it, do the same with the schools and the courts. It is these philosophies with their drugs, shocks and valueless therapies that have brought our society to its sorry state.Steve Strode

West Jordan