Give her house arrest

Would it do any good to put former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane behind bars ("Lawyers ask for probation for Kane," Wednesday)? Is she a danger to society? Is she a violent criminal? No. Locking her up would only cost taxpayers more money for her room and board and medical expenses. It also wouldn't do her kids any good. Keeping her under house arrest would seem to serve the purpose desired by the prosecution, while saving taxpayers an unnecessary expense.

The same argument can be made for those incarcerated for minor, nonviolent drug offenses.

|Alan Bronstein, Elkins Park