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Letter to the Editor: Need probe of state prison system

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

To the editor:I believe it is time for an investigation into how the Missouri prison system works. How did a first-time offender outsmart a sophisticated system and hang himself in his cell? This is the type of situation that makes one question the veracity of the guards, wardens and other officials that a tragedy like this could happen. I hope and pray that Jonathan McClard's death will be looked at under a microscope to find out how this could have happened.

JEFFERY WEBSTER, Jackson