Carrell was referring to the recent revelation that a total of sixteen residents of the SCC are facing federal indictments for crimes related to possession of child pornography. Because a nine-month backlog of confiscated computers is still awaiting inspection, Carrell says he expects that number to double.
“Our state has a two-strike law for sex crimes, and it’s very likely that many of these individuals under indictment will be sentenced to life in prison if convicted,” Carrell said. “The state should not be enabling sex predators to continue victimizing children through the viewing of child pornography by allowing SCC residents access to their computers. I’m disappointed that the House chose to make the language of my bill less restrictive, but it has strengthened my resolve to make this bill even tougher next year.”
The House passed SB 6308 by a vote of 97-1 on Mar. 5. It will now go to the governor to be signed into law.