I would like an opportunity to respond to the recent letters about the Alum Springs Convenience Center.
I agree that the hiring of inmates does indeed benefit the county. My grievance was the inmates' bad behavior and the lack of information available to the public in case someone does encounter a problem, such as I and many others have experienced with inmate "Joe." In my case, I feel the ball was dropped by Boyle County Jailer Barry Harmon, who should have replaced inmate Joe and his job given to another inmate - someone who respects the public.
Let me also say that I am not without experience in dealing with inmates: I have an education in law enforcement and more than 14 years working with incarcerated inmates. I also had a family member with me that last day when the conflict occurred. I am in the habit of having someone else with me when I go there because of "Joe."