Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

March 14, 2013

Criminal justice?

By Michael Schaffer - Managing editor
Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — The Daily Iowegian will publish an Editorial Question of the Week on the Opinion page.

The Iowegian wants readers to think about the criminal court system in Appanoose County. Everybody has their own idea of justice. For some, it's throw the book at them; for others, give the offender an opportunity for rehab in the community first before sending them off to prison.

So, the question this week is, "Is the criminal court system in Appanoose County too lenient (with probation) or are they handing out sentences that fit the crime?"

Go to the Daily Iowegian website,, and scroll down the home page to POLL on the right hand side and cast your vote. Or call the Iowegian office at (641) 856-6336 or email the editor at to cast a vote.

Vote on the Question of the Week up until Wednesday, March 20 at 12 p.m. The results will be published in the Thursday, March 21 paper along with a new question.

Here are the results from the last poll question: "What say you: Does the country have a spending problem or should taxes on the wealthy be raised?"

A. Country has a spending problem received 86 votes.

B. Taxes on the wealthy should be raised received 55 votes.

C. Not sure received one vote.