Reply To: Was Grisham right? Child porn laws and mass incarceration


I think the registration and the convection of said “sex offenders” is a grey area of the current law. I know of a man who is incarcerated for downloading child porn; he did not distribute it, nor did he share it with anyone. He’s merely guilty of viewing it. Yes, he had CD’s in his position; yes, he viewed them. NO he did not share them. So, he is spending seven years in the federal pen and will never ever have any kind of normal life again. I find that this is cruel punishment, and he isn’t even out yet.