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‘Serial rapist,’ who targeted military wives, to be paroled. Paine fights decision.

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State parole board members think Willie Lee Johnson has probably spent enough time behind bars.

If the name doesn’t ring a bell, that’s not surprising. Johnson, now 59, has been in prison for more than 35 years, and unless the members of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles change their minds,...

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  1. How can he be paroled after being sentenced to five consecutive life-in-prison terms with an additional 40 years? He should have been put down like a rabid animal. The GBI should add the parole board members to the list of public officials to be investigated for bribery and violation of oath of office.

  2. In an act of judicial legislation and without basis in the Constitution or in history, the US Supreme Court prohibits the death penalty unless their is a death no matter what the Defendant did. On top of that, jurors cannot be told the truth that no matter what a person may always have his sentence commuted and paroled.

  3. The news gets out that life sentences don’t really mean what they say and the deterrence value in the criminal justice system becomes cheapened and loses value. The victims and their families now have to live in fear that the former prisoner or ones just like him will be back to terrify them again, even if it never happens, and they feel cheated. What parole boards hope to gain by releases such as this is hard to define; it’s just not their daughter that was assaulted. They know no good to society will come from this person being loose. He’s already proven that much.

  4. He should die in prison..he took something away from these women that can never be replaced..the members of the parole board should have to let them live with their daughters if they think he warrants release…

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