Friday, 22 February 2013

No, Not For One Second

Feb. 22, 2013 4:40 pm

Should People Who Look at Child Porn Go to Prison for Thousands of Years or Only Hundreds?

"The NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida, reports that MT, a 50-year-old engineer caught with child pornography on his computer, "could face more than 3,000 years of jail time." More amazing than the remote possibility that T's mummified corpse will be retained by the Florida Department of Corrections for the next three millennia is the virtual certainty that he will spend the rest of his life in prison unless he successfully appeals his sentence."

"Remember when 152 years for possessing child pornography seemed like a lot? I considered the mentality underlying such penalties in the July 2011 issue of Reason."

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