1 Joint = Life in prison Justice at work? – While two counts of second-degree rape of a child — Class B violent felonies that carry a mandatory 10-year prison term for each count = Probation . When a 17 yr old gets life in prison for one joint and du Pont heir got probation as punishment for raping his his 3-year-old daughter, you know you are in Texas.
One Percenter Served No Jail Time For Raping His Three Year Old
Punishing Pedophiles: Criminal Commitment or Criminal Imprisonment Rather Than Prison Followed by Outpatient Civil Commitment
While At least 25 people have been condemned to live out their days behind bars because they were involved in the marijuana trade, according to The Human Solution, a pot advocacy group. Some played relatively small roles in larger distribution rings and got life sentences in part because they refused to plead guilty and testify against associates. Others held positions of power in major trafficking organizations.
James Romans, a divorced 42-year-old father of three from Indiana, says he belongs in the former category. But last year, a federal judge ruled differently, sentencing him to life based on evidence suggesting that he helped run a multimillion dollar operation.
A judge who sentenced a wealthy du Pont heir to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter noted in her order that he “will not fare well” in prison and needed treatment instead of time behind bars, court records show. Some also said her view that treatment was a better idea than prison is a justification typically used when sentencing drug addicts, not child rapists. That prison serves people well hasn’t proven to be true in most circumstances.
Renee Hrivnak offered Richards a plea to a single count of fourth-degree rape, which carries no mandatory time, and he accepted, admitting in court that he abused his child. Fourth-degree rape is a Class C violent felony that by law can bring up to 15 years in prison, though guidelines suggest zero to 2 1/2 years in prison. “Sure, they have protective custody, but that is solitary confinement for 23 hours a day. We’re not a third-world society,” Hurley said.