NY Times Quotes Cassell on Life Sentence for Man Convicted of Possessing Child Porn

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was recently quoted by The New York Times in the article “Life Sentence for Possession of Child Pornography Spurs Debate Over Severity.”

 The article concerns a 26-year-old Florida man who was recently sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after authorities reportedly discovered hundreds of pornographic images of children on his computer.

 The article notes that Cassell is involved in efforts to obtain restitution for victims of child pornography. However, Casell tells The Times that, “A life sentence is what we give first-degree murderers, and possession of child pornography is not the equivalent of first-degree murder.”

 To read the article, click here.