Jails and Prisons

HOPE and help [Editorial]

HOPE and help [Editorial]

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler is being quite compassionate with his agency's creation of the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Unit at the Harford County Detention Center.

The sheriff and his agency have been doing what they can to not only break the crisis of opioid addiction in our county, but also in our county jail.

This new approach provides help to those who say they are ready to be helped.

"Really, the goal is to provide support for individuals who are ready to help themselves," Michael Capasso, the jail's warden, said. "We hope when they leave here, they are less likely to not only become a statistic, but to become a burden on the community...