Re "Inhumane abuses, not gangs, drive prison hunger strike" (Viewpoints, Aug. 26): I don't doubt the sincerity of Nancy Jones and Cecille Gannon, but I have a real problem with the quality of their gray matter. I spent two years in prison when I was a younger man. I had no freedom. I had no personal things and the food was terrible. It's simple: Don't do crime, then you stay out of prison. In my mind, prisoners have no rights. They gave up their rights by committing the crime. As for the hunger strikers, let them starve to death. It will save us law-abiding taxpayers money.
My advice to these women is to go help children in need. Forget about the bad guys.
-- Richard K. Thompson, Roseville