Sheriff candidate speaks at rehab center in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Jack Griffin, who is a candidate for Hampden County Sheriff, believes we should talk to addicts to help develop effective substance abuse solutions.

Griffin is a former Connecticut Corrections Department official. He spoke Tuesday afternoon at Serenity House in Springfield, a longtime recovery center for men and women with drinking and drug problems.

He told 22News we should hear what people in addiction recovery have to say about combating drug abuse. “They are also people who are in long term recovery,” he explained, “and that’s the message that the message we have to hear. That’s the message we have to convey.”

Jack Griffin is one of six candidates running to be Sheriff of Hampden County. Longtime Sheriff Michael Ashe will retire at the end of the year.

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