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The Sentence

I asked my brother that morning if he thought the weather was indicative of the punishment that lie ahead. It certainly was a fitting backdrop. The sky was solid gray and the threat of rain was imminent. When we arrived … Continue reading

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Sentencing Memorandum

My lawyer provided me a copy of the Sentencing Memorandum he filed yesterday with the court, the purpose of which is to persuade my judge to impose a sentence lower than the range calculated by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. In … Continue reading

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The Flawed Progression of Child Pornography Sentencing Guidelines

In a previous entry, I wrote about the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for child pornography. Recently, I read a 2009 report written by federal public defender, Troy Stabenow, entitled, Deconstructing the Myth of Careful Study: A Primer on the Flawed Progression … Continue reading

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The Evaluation

I received a copy of the evaluation from my lawyer today. In addition to the therapist’s psychological assessment, the report delves into the research behind pedophilia and child pornography offenders. The evaluation consisted of an interview and several standardized tests … Continue reading

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The Psychotherapist

My lawyer recommended I see a sex offender treatment counselor to evaluate me and testify in court on my behalf. Talking to professional counselors is nerve racking when you’re relying on them to deem you sane. It’s one thing for … Continue reading

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Guidelines

I had trouble sleeping as usual, so I thought I’d write. A few days ago, I braved the snow and ice to meet with my lawyer and go over the presentence report. A presentence report is prepared by a parole … Continue reading

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