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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Charlottesville Virginia Author John Grisham says sentencing for child porn watchers is too harsh. "There's so many of them now. There's so many 'sex offenders' - that's what they're called - that they put them in the same prison. Like they're a bunch of perverts, or something; thousands of ’em. We've gone nuts with this incarceration,"

 
Update: 

It’s a shame that when someone expresses their opinion based on an actual experience someone they know and/or love has had that doesn’t conform with the majority’s opinion of harsher, longer and more punitive punishments for all...... are forced to explain, apologize or retract their original statement because of public pressure from those who are outraged that person isn’t on the “band-wagon”. 

Mary 

The war on porn is as unwinnable as the war on drugs, October 16, 2014
John Grisham says men are being wrongly jailed for viewing child porn, but the authorities have to be seen to be punishing someone, says Martin Daubney
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11166846/The-war-on-porn-is-as-unwinnable-as-the-war-on-drugs.html 

 
John Grisham sorry he called for lighter sentence for sex offender pal, October 16, 2014

John Grisham: ‘I regret’ remarks questioning harsh sentences for child porn viewers, October 16, 2014
 
Original Article: 


John Grisham: men who watch child porn are not all paedophiles, October 15, 2014
As best-selling novelist John Grisham  prepares to publish his new legal thriller, he argues America's prison system has run out of control
 

OpEd/Summary Articles: 

John Grisham Says Sentences Often Too Harsh for Child-Porn Watchers, October 15, 2014

John Grisham says sentencing for child porn offenders is too harsh. They aren’t ‘real pedophiles.’, October 16, 2014