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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

10 Years for Consensual Sex is "a Grave Miscarriage of Justice"

From NPR.com: Georgia judge called Genarlow Wilson's 10-year sentence for consensual teen sex "a grave miscarriage of justice" and ordered him released from prison. But the former high school football star and scholar remains behind bars pending a notice of appeal.

Wilson's sentence – along with the explicit details of his case – continues to stir national debate with supporters, including former President Jimmy Carter, who say his sentence was too severe. Listen. . . [Mark Godsey]

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The defense attorney in this is the one who should be examined critically on this issue.

All of the defendants in this matter were offered a lesser plea, they took it, did hardly any time, and are on parole/probation. This guy turned down the deal, refused to accept any responsibility - thus this is the consequences of his own decision. Now he wants a "do-over."

Either the defendant received bad advice or the attorney had little client-control.

Posted by: Deuce | Jun 17, 2007 5:18:14 PM

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