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Extralegal Factors and the Imposition of Lifetime Supervised Release for Child Pornography Offenders

Volume 80 Number 1
June 2016

For child pornography offenders, the supervised release term is particularly important because of the statutory override found in 18 U.S.C. 3583(k) enhancing the length of the term from a maximum of five years to a minimum of five years to life and providing for the revocation of supervised release resulting in the incarceration of the defendant for the remainder of the period. The author examines the effects of legal and extralegal factors on supervised release outcomes, specifically lifetime supervised release for child pornography offenders.