By: Steve Dellar | 02-10-2018 | News
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Oklahoma Judge Shortens Junkie’s Sentence In Exchange For Sterilization

An Oklahoma woman received a shortening of her prison sentence after she agreed before a US District Judge to get sterilized. The repeat offender already had seven children.

Ms Summer Thyme Creel, 34-years-old, appeared before US District Judge Stephen Friot who convinced her to have the procedure in exchange for a shortened prison sentence.

In his conclusion, the judge wrote: “Comparing the dates of Ms. Creel’s periods of habitual use of crack cocaine and methamphetamine with the dates of birth of her seven children, it appears highly likely that some of Ms. Creel’s children were conceived, carried and born while Ms. Creel was a habitual user of these illicit substances.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">An Oklahoma judge recently gave a woman guilty of passing bad checks and possessing drugs a choice: sterilization or a longer prison term. She was sterilized. <a href="">@EeshaP</a>, writer and co-founder of The Center for Advancing Innovative Policy, discusses the issue <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Loud &amp; Clear (@LoudClearRadio) <a href="">February 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Judge Friot defended his sterilization suggestion, declaring that the US Supreme Court "has yet to recognize a constitutional right to bring crack- or methamphetamine-addicted babies into this world."

When he last was Ms Creel in his courtroom in June of 2017, he called upon the habitual user of crack cocaine and methamphetamine to change her ways.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma woman convicted of using a counterfeit check has received a reduced sentence after getting medically sterilized at the suggestion of the judge. Only in America <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; martin smith (@martinsmith02) <a href="">February 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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At the time already, he had written in his sentencing at the time that because of her drug habits she had given up her parental rights to six of her seven children and likely had used illegal drugs while pregnant. As she appeared before him again, the judge had enough and tried his novel idea on her, trying to get her to accept sterilization in exchange for a shorter prison sentence. Ms Creel duly accepted.

Before sentencing Ms Creel, Judge Friot announced: “She will receive a shorter sentence because she made that decision.”


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Anonymous No. 18050 2018-02-10 : 14:37

Very good !

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