11081734 story Federal Appeals Court Says Sex Offender's Computer Ban Unfair 478 Posted by timothy on Friday April 02, 2010 @07:26PM from the in-prison-or-out-should-be-the-rule dept. crimeandpunishment writes "A federal appeals court says a 30-year computer restriction for a convicted sex offender was too stiff a punishment. The man, who was caught in an Internet sex sting, had been ordered not to own or even use a computer." The D.C. Circuit Court's opinion in the case against Mark Wayne Russell is available as a PDF; slightly longer coverage from the Courthouse News Service.