Jail groundbreaking no reason to celebrate

EDITOR:

Today the Daily Press featured a front page photograph of public officials “celebrating” a groundbreaking “ceremony” for a prison as a “great day for the citizens of Delta County.

The accompanying article quotes attending officials as happy to borrow $17.9 million to fund the project. I recall when such accolades were reserved for the construction of a new school, library, medical or recreational facility. Applause for prison construction? Shame on us.

Carl Arko

Gladstone