Editor, Times-Union:
I have never been called a  liberal even though on some issues I am. I think that 30 years in a hard core prison for a 17-year-old seems a bit like Old Testament sentencing.
He will come out hating society even more and be educated inside the walls on how to get even rather than being rehabilitated.
By the way did I take a wrong turn and end up in Texas?
Tom Metzger
Warsaw, via email