Scared by prison

I am very upset and disappointed that our city council chose to submit Penticton as a candidate for a provincial prison.

I have lived in Penticton for 20 years and have found it to be a community held together by honest, hardworking citizens who truly care about each other and our beautiful, tranquil city.

For our council to want to welcome over 700 fraudulent, devious, untrustworthy criminals (and their friends and family) to be blocks away from our homes really frightens me and I am scared that we will be reading more headlines like May 13 “Assault charge puts man back behind bars” (about Phillipe Poisson) on a regular basis.

S. Russell