Regarding your April 19 story "Exit Interview with Bill Damiano" and, also, your previous article about reformed folks ("The Graduates," April 5).
When Bill Damiano, Humboldt County chief probation officer retires, I suspect he will be sorely missed. His support and compassionate concern for probationers is the correct attitude. Second chances are necessary for you, me and former criminals. More jail time costs all society lots and does little to help anyone.
Jeanne Mattole, Honeydew
Editor's note: Damiano's last day with the county was April 20.