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MrMilkdud March 18th, 2015 7:19pm

Bob commits a crime with a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years. To avoid capture, he spends 20yrs totally isolated in a cabin in the woods, without power, running water, or any human contact. Should his time in the cabin be counted as time served?

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RedHale Texas
03/18/15 5:31 pm

No, that was all a part of his decision to evade authorities. You can't just let criminals leave without their punishment because they evade you long enough. All criminals would evade the cops then.

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TomM
03/18/15 6:15 pm

Let's say you committed a crime (careless driving accident killing a child or whatever, you pick) would you flee and try to live "totally isolated in a cabin in the woods, without power, running water, or any human contact" hoping to avoid prison.

RedHale Texas
03/18/15 8:13 pm

No, I would take my time in prison now so that I won't have to do it later when I get caught. If I could escape into the woods and out wait my sentence, I probably would, prison sucks.

EarlyBird Portland
03/18/15 3:39 pm

That's the nicest thing you've said all week.

lip massholevania
03/18/15 3:41 pm

Silly bird. Have you landed on my window sill?

lip massholevania
03/18/15 3:45 pm

A yellow bird
witha yellow bill
sat up upon
my windowsill
i lured him in
with a piece of bread
and then i smashed
his yellow head

EarlyBird Portland
03/18/15 3:48 pm

😡😡😡

lip massholevania
03/18/15 4:09 pm

I still like Ya. Want a cracker?

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
03/19/15 9:44 am

Lip: On your location, you should delete the "m".

EarlyBird Portland
03/18/15 2:46 pm

The experience of prison includes no freedom. You are told what to eat, when to eat. You are told when to sleep, exercise, etc. This guy did not experience any of it and it shouldn't count as such.

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LadyA Earth Explorer
03/18/15 2:38 pm

Heck no! That would almost be equivalent to letting Ted Kaczynski walk.

TomM
03/18/15 2:16 pm

In some way I think it should.

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TomM
03/18/15 3:13 pm

What's the point of putting him in prison after this.

MrMilkdud
03/18/15 3:25 pm

That's the thing that puts me on the fence, tom.

EarlyBird Portland
03/18/15 3:26 pm

He hasn't been punished! He's had freedom.

EarlyBird Portland
03/18/15 3:27 pm

Yes he's isolated himself but he's been free.

TomM
03/18/15 3:40 pm

EB. And so what. It all comes back to what is the purpose of prison?

EarlyBird Portland
03/18/15 3:40 pm

Punishment

TomM
03/18/15 3:46 pm

For what purpose/why? He hasn't committed any other crime, do you think he will. It won't help the victim.

EarlyBird Portland
03/18/15 3:52 pm

If the guy knows all he has to do is run to his secret place to hide again, what's to stop him from committing more crime?

TomM
03/18/15 3:55 pm

"20yrs totally isolated in a cabin in the woods, without power, running water, or any human contact"
If that was defined as a punishment, I think you would say it would deter crime.

MrMilkdud
03/18/15 4:23 pm

EB, he spent 20 years living in isolation out of fear of being caught. That's not freedom. He basically imposed his own prison sentence.

EarlyBird Portland
03/18/15 6:14 pm

You guys are wrong and I'm right.

TomM
03/18/15 6:16 pm

😭

MrMilkdud
03/18/15 6:17 pm

EB, you're just a girl. Crime and punishment is man stuff.

EarlyBird Portland
03/18/15 6:23 pm

Fine! I'll go bake a cake!

MrMilkdud
03/18/15 6:34 pm

Chocolate cake, please, because I don't want to be accused of being a racist by some random Starbucks employee.

political Georgia
03/18/15 7:10 pm

I agree! EB is right. It's about time. :)

MrMilkdud
03/18/15 7:15 pm

About making us all cake?
I totally agree.

TomM
03/18/15 7:32 pm

I want a piece of that chocolate cake too 😋

rons WOKE is sick
03/18/15 1:33 pm

no, that's the way way we should all live.

WildRice With a side of sass
03/18/15 1:00 pm

No way. This was something he chose to do for 20 yrs. he was trying to get out of the consequence... Sorry sir

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TomM
03/18/15 2:16 pm

He faced a consequence he took upon himself, for some people this would even be worse than prison.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
03/18/15 12:54 pm

What's the statute of limitations on this?

MrMilkdud
03/18/15 1:00 pm

Whatever it is, it hasn't expired.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
03/18/15 1:04 pm

I don't like the idea of mandatory minimums, but if 20 years fits the crime, then he should serve 20 in jail.

Twinkeys Minnesota
03/18/15 12:26 pm

No, because there was no proof he spent all 20 years on the island. Even if there was proof I'd probably still say no because he was there at will.

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