Letter: Have prisoners make baby boxes

To the editor:

We read of baby boxes designed to protect small children who have been abandoned by those unwilling or unable to care for them.

The cost of such boxes is estimated $1,500 to $2,000.

Question: Why can’t those in jails and prison receive the necessary instructions to make the baby boxes? Prisoners with the necessary skills could train others much in the same way as making baby blankets, clothing, training service dogs, etc.

Such a program would help lower the baby boxes’ cost, enabling more to be available, more lives saved, a chance for a positive contribution from prisoners and hopefully a change in their lives.

Vaughn Moore