Let’s distinguish between the deviant and the illegal. An act can be one or the other, or it can be both at the same time. Neither I nor NARSOL defend the illegal. That which is deviant but not illegal is not in our scope of concern. What we defend are the concepts of rights and protections stated in our Constitution and of forgiveness and second chances. Illegal acts should be punished under the law. When punishment is complete, constitutional protections, forgiveness, and second chances kick in. Nothing should hinder those.