Georgia AG insists the sentence was cruel but totally normal
October 26, 2007 12:18 PM Subscribe
posted by mullingitover (49 comments total)
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Georgia's Supreme Court has agreed
that Genarlow Wilson's 10-year prison sentence without the possibility of parole and accompanying lifetime sex offender status was cruel and unusual. Previously
The law which put Wilson in prison was later repealed (to quote Lincoln, "the best way to get rid of a bad law is to enforce it vigorously"), but in a perverse twist Georgia's legislature specifically prohibited the law from being applied retroactively.