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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I cant believe that someone cant do a prison sentance because of their height!

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post #2 of 18
OHHH MYYYY .... He is a child molester ... prisons have soilitary and other means of keeping some seperate from others...
post #3 of 18
I'm sorry, I would rather pay more in taxes to keep him in jail and unharmed than to allow him out into the community where he could hurt another child.
That's just crazy.

Julia
post #4 of 18
I think its ridiculous but the judge says in one breath its his height and then its due to him "not being a hunter" so her decision may not be based solely on his height.

Yes, he definitely would have a hard time in prison even among other sex offenders. I have seen many men go into prison 100 lbs soaking wet and come out incredibly buff with arms they can't comb their hair with...because the bigger you are, the better it is for you on the inside.

However, I also wouldn't consider solitary confinement. Even for a despicable sex offender. That is 23 1/2 hours of darkness and a cold floor to sleep on every day. Its slow murder.
post #5 of 18
I wonder what his prison sentence would have been if he were taller. If he violates his probation, he will have to serve 30 days for each year of his probation. Thats only 10 months! There must be more to the story.
post #6 of 18
Well, ya know, I'm really sorry he's not a giant, but that doesn't seem to have gotten in the way of his committing the crime.
post #7 of 18
No this guy should bein jail. That's the same argument as being "too pretty" to go to jail.
post #8 of 18
Anyone who is attracted to children is a predator (hunter). They don't do it once, and they don't ever stop. On top of that, the guy is 5"1, so his height wouldn't even qualify him for a special driver's liscense. . I am utterly at a loss here... this is a miscarriage of justice if I ever saw one.

As for the judge saying she hopes her "bet" does not turn out wrong...

I want to slap her in the face. No, seriously. You do not "bet" on a pedophile not harming another child. For one thing, he will do it the second he gets a chance. For another, you don't bet on that sort of thing EVER. This woman should be removed from the bench.

If you have seen the Dateline special "To Catch A Predator" you know what they do. Some of those guys were caught and then the next day they were online looking for more.
post #9 of 18
Why do so many judges and prosecutors try so hard to make allowances for criminals that prey on the innocent? If he was caught with a marijuana cigarette she probably would have thrown the book at him.

"That doesn't make you a hunter. You do not fit in that category."

The man is a sexual predator, for God's sake!!
post #10 of 18
That is absolutely ridiculous!!! I am 5'3 so would I be allowed to just have probation from killing someone? I am too short for jail! I mean what does height have to do with anything? You do the crime to do the time!! What is our judicial system coming to!!??
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom
That is absolutely ridiculous!!! I am 5'3 so would I be allowed to just have probation from killing someone? I am too short for jail! I mean what does height have to do with anything? You do the crime to do the time!! What is our judicial system coming to!!??
I know! It is very ridiculous! I just cant imagine not going to jail/prison for your height!
post #12 of 18
That is crazy. I'm 5'2 and that really isn't that short. I'm taller than a lot of people. This judge is an idiot. I hope she can live with herself knowing that he will molest someone else's child or grandchild. Probation is nothing.
post #13 of 18
I'm sorry, but that's about the craziest thing I've ever heard of. That man belongs in jail. I don't care how short he is.

And to be perfectly blunt and politically incorrect, I have to wonder if race played a role. I somehow doubt this situation would have played out in this way if he were black.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Loveysmummy
I think its ridiculous but the judge says in one breath
However, I also wouldn't consider solitary confinement. Even for a despicable sex offender. That is 23 1/2 hours of darkness and a cold floor to sleep on every day. Its slow murder.
My husband works in a prison,And I do not know where you heard that when a person is in soltiary confirement, they are in darkness and sleeping on a cold floor,that is not true. they have a bed and a potty and lights,and yes they are keep there 22 hours a day,and a shower 2 times a week,and go out side every day! And they have men who are shorter than this guy who did the same crime.And are in the gernal population ! that man should be in prison.
post #15 of 18
Not all jails are created equal. It depends on the city, state, province, country! you live in...Some of the solitary confinement areas I have viewed in my work (I have visited several prisons) are truly dickensian....
IMO, its unsuitable for people doing regular time to spend it all in SC.

Where I live, Sex offenders are not housed with the general population. Its a different block/building altogether.
post #16 of 18
If someone is in prison for a horriable (sp) crime and is a danger to other people who are also there,then he or she should be in S. C. Where they cannot hurt someone else.And in Ted's place of work they have ways to talk to each other. But no TV only a radio and books.Some of the people here are level 3. In the US the levels go up to level 6 the baddest of the bad. That man should still be in prison. No matter where he is kept.
post #17 of 18
Sometimes people inTed's prison, people ask to be put in sc,because someone else said they were going to hurt them.
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by sherral46
If someone is in prison for a horriable (sp) crime and is a danger to other people who are also there,then he or she should be in S. C. Where they cannot hurt someone
I'm aware of that. However, this isn't the case with this individual.

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That man should still be in prison. No matter where he is kept.
I do agree. I am surprised they don't put him in a low risk offender/non-violent crime block. I wouldn't think that for the most part, he would be in danger from other sex offenders. They are usually a passive/vulnerable bunch (with the exception of offenders of adult females).
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