The death of San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate Andrew Holland was indeed tragic, but in my opinion, the primary fault lies not with the sheriff but with a system that doesn’t know what to do with mentally ill people in jail — a population that has grown to alarming levels in the past 20 years — and doesn’t have the resources or funding to fix it.
It’s good to remind ourselves at times like these that our sheriff is a law enforcement officer, not a lawmaker.
William “Willy” Tilley, Atascadero
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