Pat Trieweiler: Notify us of escapees

April 23, 2013 

Our family's ranching and farming operation is near the Latorraca Correctional Facility. I can appreciate the difficulties in running the facility. However, it is inexcusable when those who live by the jail are not contacted by correction officials after an escape.

We were promised by correction officials that we would be contacted if any escapes were to occur; we were not notified by anyone except by the Sun-Star article and news reports.

Those who neighbor the facility don't need any unpleasant surprises by unwanted guests. A simple phone call would be greatly appreciated, as promised, in the event that future escapes occur.

PAT TRIEWEILER

Merced

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