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Judge Offers Nigger Inmates Reduced Sentences in Exchange for Vasectomy
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Making America Better
2017-07-21 22:53:48 UTC
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A judge in Tennessee is giving inmates a unique way to reduce
their sentences: Have a vasectomy.

The program was issued in May after Judge Sam Benningfield
signed a standing order, which permitted inmates to have their
sentences shortened by 30 days in exchange for the sterilizing
procedure.

Female inmates can also get the birth control implant Nexplanon,
which prevents pregnancy for four years, for the same sentence
reduction.

The program is voluntary. However, the American Civil Liberties
Union of Tennessee has condemned the program, calling it
"unconstitutional."
 
“Offering a so-called ‘choice’ between jail time and coerced
contraception or sterilization is unconstitutional," Hedy
Weinberg, ACLU-TN executive director, said in a statement. "Such
a choice violates the fundamental constitutional right to
reproductive autonomy and bodily integrity by interfering with
the intimate decision of whether and when to have a child,
imposing an intrusive medical procedure on individuals who are
not in a position to reject it."

But Benningfield, who declined to speak to NBC News, told News
Channel 5 that he is trying to encourage "personal
responsibility" among inmates, who will not "be burdened with
children" when they are released.

"This gives them a chance to get on their feet and make
something of themselves,” Benningfield told the station.

Since the program began, 32 women have received the birth
control implant and 38 men have agreed to have a vasectomy, News
Channel 5 reported. It was not immediately clear how many men
have undergone the surgery.

Both options are provided free-of-charge to the inmates, who can
also earn an additional two days off their sentences for
completing a Tennessee Department of Health Neonatal Syndrome
Education Program.

“I understand it won’t be entirely successful but if you reach
two or three people, maybe that’s two or three kids not being
born under the influence of drugs. I see it as a win, win,”
Benningfield said.

The ACLU countered, saying a judge shouldn't play a role in
birth control decisions.

"Judges play an important role in our community — overseeing
individuals’ childbearing capacity should not be part of that
role," Weinberg's statement said.

In a blog post, the organization cited another form of birth
control, an implant called Norplant, which has been used as an
alternative to jail time for women accused of child abuse or
drug use during pregnancy in some states.

In the early 1990s, legislators in more than a dozen states
introduced measures to give women the option between birth
control and jail, which did not pass.

The ACLU argues that this line of logic is unconstitutional and
reinforces stereotypes about women in poverty.

"A woman's use of Norplant prevents conception; it does not stop
her from taking drugs or abusing her children," the ACLU wrote
in a blog post. "The solution to these problems is not forced
contraception but adequate drug treatment and social services to
prevent and address family violence."

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#BeamMeUpScotty
2017-07-21 23:42:49 UTC
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Post by Making America Better
A judge in Tennessee is giving inmates a unique way to reduce
their sentences: Have a vasectomy.
The program was issued in May after Judge Sam Benningfield
signed a standing order, which permitted inmates to have their
sentences shortened by 30 days in exchange for the sterilizing
procedure.
I would think for that you'd get 1 year off the sentence or a suspended
sentence if it's less than one year. And the woman should have to get
new implants in when that four year implant has timed out and needs to
be removed or replaced. For 8 years of NO pregnancies.
Post by Making America Better
Female inmates can also get the birth control implant Nexplanon,
which prevents pregnancy for four years, for the same sentence
reduction.
The program is voluntary. However, the American Civil Liberties
Union of Tennessee has condemned the program, calling it
"unconstitutional."
“Offering a so-called ‘choice’ between jail time and coerced
contraception or sterilization is unconstitutional," Hedy
Weinberg, ACLU-TN executive director, said in a statement.
While I'm NOT-SURE I like the idea it seems like it's constitutional
since it's NOT linked to the crimes.... it's just a penalty phase of
the trial. And it's *NOT* cruel or unusual punishment to give them a
choice, otherwise the ObamaCare tax mandate would be unconstitutional
that mandates you to buy ObamaCare or pay the fine. And ObamaCare is NOT
for duly convicted criminals, it's doing that to Honest hard working
Americans that have been law abiding.

Sorry Liberals but as long as ObamaCare and it's choice is
constitutional I believe that this judges creative "sentencing" will be
constitutional.
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