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familyfour Oct 30, 5:58 p.m.
Good behavior early releases are not making good citizens....they can be great in jail, but they still make for a sorry individual when you put them in the real world.
Professor Oct 30, 4:30 p.m.
HAVE A VERY SAFE HALLOWEEN TOMORROW NIGHT. BE WITH YOUR CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES. DON'T ALLOW THEM TO GO TO A HOME WITH NO OUTSIDE DOOR LIGHT. NO EATING ANY CANDY OR ANYTHING, UNTIL YOU GET BACK HOME AND THE PARENTS CHECK EVERYTHING OUT. DON'T EVER GO TO A STRANGER'S HOME. HAVE SAFE COMFORTABLE COSTUMES. BE WITH YOUR CHILD AT EVERY MOVE. BE SAFE!
Professor Oct 30, 4:07 p.m.
and is fearful that if he is released, he may come after her.
This young lady needs serious counseling. She should not have to walk this earth being constantly afraid. Why is her parents not doing something about that? Do they not even care. But I don't believe the man will bother her.
I am waiting to see what the Supreme Court will do in this matter. I am learning Gov. Purdue can go but so far. This is an interesting story that I am not sure myself how it will turn out. I just know there is a law, and the law is the law.
Pray for this young lady that she will have brighter and happy days ahead.
didisaythat Oct 30, 3:32 p.m.
She said it best....I know there are people fighting for the rights of prisoners but what about the victims...Sorry...NAACP no I think they are for the bad guys. The Liberals...are you kidding...look at all those potential votes. The media...are you kidding...look at the ratings. No it's just Smith and Wesson and the Constitution, if the libs don't change it.
sssh.. whisper Oct 30, 1:38 p.m.
There should not be a "good behavior" early release. Prisoners are sentenced these sentences as a punishment! Acting good (that's what they are doing ACTING)should be able to put them on the streets sooner.
My prayers are with the victim and to all victims of heinous crimes as such
HowManyOunces Oct 30, 1:25 p.m.
"If not, then lawmakers and judges learn from this lesson."
At the victim's and public's expense.
djcgriffin Oct 30, 1:02 p.m.
I pray for this woman and her family that she remains strong as she has been all these years.
With that said, the law must be follow as it was written. If that means that the convicted remain in jail, so be it. If not, then lawmakers and judges learn from this lesson.
familyfour Oct 30, 12:25 p.m.
Wilson was accused of assaulting another young girl in the early 1990s while he was out on work release. He was transferred to a more secure facility, but never charged with an additional crime.
I swear....if these people we have in office let them out....I will be forced to change political affiliations forever.
The rights of the offenders have finally outweighed those of the victims....way to go USofA.....way to go.
rcrdngcountry Oct 30, 10:44 a.m.
don't ever believe life in prision, in a case that deserves it,
go for the death penalty. some smart lawer will work out some
thing to get cold blooded killers out. i believe they call them
Here kitty kitty Oct 30, 10:04 a.m.
This woman is living breathing proof that these people should not be released. I was assaulted (but not raped) as a teen some 40 years ago and I still remember it like it was yesterday. Keep them in jail.
Lucky_Granny Oct 30, 9:27 a.m.
If they get to go by the 70's law for sentencing, then they shouldn't get to benefit from the 80's law of good behavior. What do you know prisoners get to have their cake and eat it to. I pray for all of us, since it seems they have more rights than the rest of us.
CowboysFan Oct 30, 8:59 a.m.
“That was the first night I actually had a good night’s sleep,” Yearwood said-----------this is why we need to keep them behind bars... anyone can say that they have changed, and say that they have found god while in jail.. where was that same god while you were killing/raping/kidnapping??? humm? Thats what I thought, YOU DO THE CRIME NOW DO THE TIME! You got life in prison, now you have to stay in prison for the REST OF YOUR LIFE! there should be no GOOD BEHAVIOR days for people like this. Anyone that has taken a life, physically or mentaly should never get out
Caring Oct 30, 8:31 a.m.
Praying for the victim. May God keep you safe from harm. Amen
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03