Only 825 years in prison for posting nude pics on Tumblr

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USA The average life expectancy in the USA is 79 years. However, that is an average number - many people live longer than that. Some even become a hundred years old. So just to be on the safe side, in July 2015, judge Leah Case in Florida sentenced a man to 825 years in prison. For what? Plotting the Bataclan massacre in Paris, maybe? No, the 40-year-old man had committed the crime of possessing 45 images considered child porn, and posting another 10 images of naked boys on his Tumblr. Since each image was counted as 15 years in prison, calculating the sentence was easy peasy: 15 x 55 = 825. It's as logical as elementary school math. (The man was a registered sex offender. As of 2015, there are 843,260 of those in the USA.) This logic was confirmed in October 2015, when judge Marlene Alva in Florida sentenced a 32-year-old man to 885 years in prison. He too had committed the crime of possessing images deemed child porn, namely 60 of them, which gave him 15 x 59 = 885 years in prison. The 62-year-old judge, nicknamed "the Dragon Lady", was kind enough to only give him 15 years parole for the last image. (The man was accused of plotting murders as well, but the 885 years were for the images.)

If you think 800+ years is tough, consider this: In the 1990s, two men were sentenced in Oklahoma to 11,250 and 20,750 years in prison for robbing and raping an elderly woman. And in 1994, also in Oklahoma, a man was sentenced to 5,000 years for each of six offences (three counts of lewd acts with minors + two counts of forcible oral sex + one count of "rape by instrumentation") makes 5,000 x 6 = 30,000 years. However, he is scheduled for an early release on May 29, 7967 - quite lucky compared to the first two men, who will get parole only in September 9837 and - watch out, Oklahoma! - August 12744.

With the two Florida men only getting 825 and 885 years for possessing indecent images and posting nude pics on Tumblr, is the US getting lenient on crime?

source: Article 'Only 825 years in prison for posting nude pics on Tumblr' by Karl Andersson; The Lover, issue 02, spring 2016