'That's not the person I want to be. That's not the person I am,' Brianne Altice says
After reading the “victim’s” testimony, I say she’s done
enough time. Let her go.
@jparryI do enjoy the New Testament.But we are to understand
that in the case cited by you, they were consenting adults.In this
case, I'd look at Matthew 18:6 for guidance. Just sayin'.
One comment said “she needs counseling not prison”. I agree with
that. Yes 2 years time served was appropriate. She’ll never teach again.
If she was a man she'd be looking at at least 15 more years or more. She
needs to stay incarcerated.
I would suppose that if you took a poll at the Utah State Prison, 95% pf the
inmates would say they have reformed and are ready to be released.And our parole boards don't exactly do a great job divining who is ready
for the street.
Not yet. Maybe at the 5 year mark start to think about it.
multiple victims, one even while she was out on bail? i vote No.
She probably needs counseling, not prison...
this is a tough call. it's hard to know if it safe yet to release her. I
hope for her sake she truly has changed, but it is hard to know
I am of the opinion that she deserves a chance to live back in society, and only
because of all the hard-core criminals (who are violent) are somehow released
from prison and among us. How do these guys walk our streets and
she cannot? I'm not minimizing her actions, but something seems out of
The story told in the Gospel of St. John, Chapter 8, might have turned out
differently if commenters on this article had been in the crowd.
So sad all the way around. I can't see an easy solution here. Nothing
will change until she changes herself and it's so hard to know if/when that
happens. I'm glad I don't have to make the call.
That's quite a gap between 2020 and 2045. I would say the guidelines are
screwed up.As for release, our system does a poor job judging who is
ready to return to society. Recidivism is high, over 65%.Sex crimes
have a psychological component, making them harder to treat and predict
redemption.In her case, she had serious responsibilities to a baby,
spouse and students. She violated them all. Personally, I'd keep her locked
up until she was post-menopausal. Another 15 years ought to do it.
@Kralon: We also have to remember that Norway's justice system works
because it is applied to Norwegians. :)I strongly suspect that it would
just be taken advantage of by the more hardened criminal elements in the USA.
When was the last time you heard of a "Norwegian Gangster
Syndicate" or "The Norwegian rape gangs" ? Are "Norwegian Drug
Cartels" even a thing ? :)
I used to be pretty rigid in calling for punishment, but the truth is punishment
doesn't really help. It doesn't help the perp change, neither does it
deter future offenders, and victims are seldom satisfied.After
reading about Norway's justice system, where the incarceration rate and
recidivism rate are both one-tenth or lower than the U.S. on a per capita basis,
I think we need a massive overhaul of our "justice" system, which would
include a social overhaul as well. And just to bring it back to this case,
sexual abusers' recidivism rate in Norway is below their average recidivism
rate.Time for the U.S. to step up and learn from other
Get back to her after 15. 3 ? And one while out on bail...
It costs a lot of money to keep people in prison. She already would not be
hired to teach in a school with young men. I am impressed by the quotes in the
article that she is taking full responsibility. I think she is a good candidate
for parole. She would easily be able to find a man or men of a legal age to
date or perhaps even find a steady relationship or marriage.
"One relationship continued while she was out on bail following her initial
arrest. "Nope.With a side order of "No way!"
I'm good with a few more years. I expect the board will be too.
She sounds to have gotten all the feel-good, pop psychology lingo down pat.Her attorney and whatever self-help guru she is parroting should be
I will not say what term she should serve. But 2 years seems light. Had this
been a male, would we consider releasing him this early?
@mustafaUnfortunately the #metoo movement is unilateral in a lot of
minds. Can you imagine if she was a he?Good gracious...
They should be blind to sex of the perpetrator when evaluating these matters.
She should be treated as any other repeat sex offender. Her actions were just as
destructive as any other sex offender in a position of trust. She should not be
granted parole..she should serve 15-life.