Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Contemplating A Sentence of 10 Years

I was just wondering.

According to one source:

A study made by the U.S. Department of Justice of prison releases in 1992, involving about 80 percent of the prison population, found that the average sentence for convicted rapists was 11.8 years, while the actual time served was 5.4 years.

But this news item informs us that

Christopher Chaney, who pleaded guilty to hacking into the e-mail accounts of Scarlett Johansson and other celebrities, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

What was I wondering about?

Well, is that justice?

I am not advocating theft, or rape, but still since he never touched his victims, is 10 years commensurate in comparison to other crimes of the similar sort?


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