Department of Corrections

County Makes Correct Call on Jail Letters

County jails are studying how to handle the mail of inmates to keep out contraband. (Photo courtesy of National Geographic)

Most people do not consider jail inmates to be an empathic interest group. But many in custody are innocent, as they have not yet been proven guilty, and as a matter of law and right they must be treated justly. That’s why the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections (DOC) was right in halting a new proposal to limit mail in county jails.