21 June 2003

When does six years behind bars not mean six years behind bars? When the legislature passes a law allowing you to be put in civil commitment after you have completed your sentence. Funny, they still look like bars to me.

If the Legislature wants to punish further or even to protect the citizenry by keeping a particular class off the streets it should do it honestly by increasing the punishment attached to the crime. It shouldn't be allowed to pass ex post facto laws which will keep someone imprisoned longer than his sentence.


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