Thread: Even sex offenders need a home.
07-08-2008, 12:03 PM
One of the major problems with sex offenders is that many cannot be rehabilitated. By the time they engage in their first acts, they are so twisted that they will never be able to deal with their sexual/power issues and will always remain a major risk. In the case of those persons, prison sentences should be tailored with the intent of isolating them from their victim pool for as long as necessary, which, more often than not, means for life.
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07-08-2008, 03:09 PM
The implication of my statement was if they cannot or will not be rehabilitated, then they don't get out. Oh wait....
Originally Posted by enslaved1
odysseus, I would say that keeping felons separated is more of a result of the rehab being unsuccessful than a purpose of prison. They commit crime, are punished, and attempts are made to straighten them out. If, after they get out or even while they are in the system, it becomes apparent that a criminal is not willing or able to enter normal society, either because they are too screwed up to be helped or they don't want to be helped, then the separation comes into play.Romans 6:18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
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07-08-2008, 07:38 PM
It's like the old joke about how many psychiatrists it takes to change a lightbulb. Only one, but the lightbulb has to genuinely want to change.
07-08-2008, 08:17 PM
The problem we have is in differentiating between sex crimes in general and child attacks in particular. Adults (well, adult women) know that there is always a risk of being sexually attacked and they know how to minimize that risk and take evasive or offensive action. Children don't know these things and need a higher level of protection.
We need to winnow out the real child sexual attackers and give them life instead of releasing them into a limbo of zoning laws.
All the the rest: exhibitionists, peeping Toms, unlucky drunks, teen lovers, etc., need to be charged with less anxiety-provoking labels.
07-08-2008, 09:07 PM
RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) — Instead of gathering at a vigil to offer prayers for the safe return of a missing 12-year-old girl, residents found themselves mourning the news that her body had been found.
As state police announced the grim news Wednesday evening, they said Michael Jacques, the girl's 42-year-old uncle and a convicted sex offender, will face federal kidnapping charges.
Judge Amy Davenport, now the state’s administrative judge, agreed in 2004 to shorten by seven years the probation Michael Jacques should serve in connection with the rape and kidnapping of a West Rutland woman in 1992.
Davenport, while acknowledging the severity of Jacques’ crime, said he appeared to have rehabilitated himself and met all his probation requirements since his release from prison after serving four years of a six-to 20-year sentence imposed in 1993.
“As defendant and his probation officer point out, the rehabilitative function of probation has been successfully accomplished in his case,” Davenport wrote in a Nov. 4, 2004, ruling that said Jacques’ probation would end in 2006 if he remained trouble-free.
How about we just kill them and then we don't have to worry about the zoning laws?
07-08-2008, 09:27 PM
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07-08-2008, 11:07 PM
He was caught, sentenced to life in prison. I wish there would have been the death penalty. He was a predator of both children and seniors.
07-08-2008, 11:27 PM
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