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LA: Sex offender’s 3-year prison sentence for failing to register not excessive

A state appeals court has upheld the three-year prison sentence a Jefferson Parish judge gave a Plaquemines Parish man for failing to complete his sex offender registration. ____ ____, 39, says the punishment is excessive, because he tried to register as a sex offender when he moved to Jefferson Parish but could not afford the $630 notification fee the Sheriff’s Office charged him. Full Article

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This is sick, disgusting and EVIL!!! This has to be struck down in either the state or U.S. Supreme courts. They are imprisoning a man because he cannot afford a fee…uh, I mean, fine, imposed upon him only because he is REQUIRED to register. What the eff?!?!?

If I had to pay for registration, I too would be in prison. That fee is very high.

In yet another move to prove registration is indeed punishment, Louisiana has just reinstated Debtor’s Prison! God forbid the man try to pay rent!

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