Friday, September 28, 2007
Outside the Avalon i doubt if many from the province would know what the organization is or what it's all about. I hear Ron Fitzpatrick on the news every once in a while discussing the organization and its goals. On the way home last night i hear Mr. Fitzpatrick on Openline Radio saying how much he could do by hiring a new worker. A new worker at the organization could provide much needed support for ex-offenders and the difference could keep them out of our prison system. The cost to the taxpayers was up to $100,000.00 for a male and much higher for a female inmate. The cost to hire a worker at Turnings was just $30,000.00. He said it could save the taxpayers a lot with the investment of just a little. It might also save a few lives in the long run. Not only do i think its time to give more financial aid to programs such as Turnings but it might be a good idea to expand it to other parts of NL.