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In late February, 2021, the NARSOL board members decided to appeal to key members of the new administration regarding sexual offense issues as they impact overall criminal justice reform. The resultant letter was mailed by U.S. certified mail on March 17 and then sent also by email to three individuals: Mr. Mike Donilon, Senior Advisor to the President; Mr. Steven J.… [Read more...]

“No similar regime has ever been imposed on any other group of law-abiding former felons who have fully served the sentence for the crime they committed years earlier.” By Dr. Ira Ellman . . . In Romer v. Evans the Court drew a constitutional distinction between civil laws enacted for a broad public purpose that justifies “the incidental disadvantages they… [Read more...]

Also published in the April 2021 edition of Prison Legal News. By Sandy Rozek . . . As long ago as 1991 when Rodney King was beaten by four police officers in California, public sentiment erupted in a general condemnation of law enforcement. In New York in 2014, the death of Eric Garner, placed in a chokehold and held on… [Read more...]

By Travis Loller . . . A federal judge ruled Monday that Tennessee’s sex offender registration act is unconstitutional, at least as it was applied retroactively to two offenders. The ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee affects only the two men who sued, identified in court documents as John Doe #1 and John Doe… [Read more...]

By Patty Dexter . . . The city of Apple Valley has agreed to settle a class action federal lawsuit filed in 2020 that challenges the constitutionality of a 2017 city ordinance that limits where some sex offenders can live in the community. The Apple Valley City Council, without discussion, approved a settlement agreement as part of the consent agenda… [Read more...]

By J.D. Tuccille . . . Sold as a means of giving potentially dangerous sex offenders treatment for their conditions while indefinitely confining them, civil commitment programs invite skepticism about their motivation and effectiveness. While courts have signed off on the practice, keeping people locked up after they’ve served their prison sentences raises sticky legal and ethical questions. Now a… [Read more...]

By Milton J. Valencia . . . The progressive movement to divert nonviolent offenders to treatment rather than charging them with a crime has faced a drumbeat of criticism over the years focused on the same central theme: Criminals who don’t pay for their offenses are more likely to commit a crime again. Now, a first-of-its-kind independent research study conducted… [Read more...]

By Drs. Kristen Russell and Daniel Pollack . . . Committing a sex offense can ruin two lives — the victim’s and the offender’s. For the offender, the result can be significant incarceration time and financial penalties. In all states, persons convicted of certain crimes are required to register on a sex offender registry. The registry is viewable by the general… [Read more...]

The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Patty Wetterling lost a son to the actions of a sex offender. But she now has misgivings about a sex offender registry she helped create. Wetterling’s son Jacob was abducted and killed in 1989 in central Minnesota by an area man. After Jacob’s disappearance, Wetterling worked to establish a sex offender registry that would help… [Read more...]

By Sandy . . . Kirk Nesset. Luke Heimlich. Wes Heyden. Brandon Hester. Michael Cain. Alexander Collins. John Zamarripa. Peter Yarrow. Roman Polanski. Steven Striegal. Bruce Habowski. Jensen Seifert. Daniel Silverman. Roger Gilbert. Do you know the names? If you know even one, you know them all. They are all men who have had a career derailed, an honor stripped away,… [Read more...]

By North Carolina Justice Center . . . The North Carolina General Assembly’s misguided Senate Bill 52 neither improves public safety nor prevents crime and relies on “stranger danger” fear tropes. [Read more...]

Written by Phoebe . . . As I huddle down in the cold of winter and times of quarantine, I’ve been watching far more TV than I should.  I recently [Read more...]

RICHMOND, Va. — Two Virginia Democratic lawmakers are spearheading a push to repeal a decades-old law that allows the state to hold certain sex offenders at psychiatric facilities indefinitely after [Read more...]

Written by Phoebe . . .  I occasionally write articles about things that are hitting me at the moment.  I found that as I made my daily commute to work, [Read more...]

By Larry . . . This case consisted of a group of 134 plaintiffs who had filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Idaho. [Read more...]

NCRSOL Staff — As COVID19 continues to spread, health officials are encouraging people to skip the traditional Black Friday shopping frenzy, and shop online this year. However, the Better Business [Read more...]

HAYLEY FOWLER  – A group of registered sex offenders in Western North Carolina say the sheriff forced them to check in with local law enforcement or face arrest on Halloween night [Read more...]

Fresh on the heels of our record-setting summer NARSOL LIVE web event, the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws will soon be hosting a NARSOL LIVE Litigation Summit on November 19 [Read more...]

NCRSOL Bimonthly Conference Call Hosted by Dwayne Daughtry, Executive Director 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wednesday, February 24, 2021 (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Meeting Information Meeting link: ⁨https://ncrsol.my.webex.com/ncrsol.my/j.php?MTID=mc33f066ed7bc72207eefc83f79651976⁩ [Read more...]

By ROBIN VANDERWALL . . . So, let me be sure I have this solid, Josh Salman of USAToday: IF anyone is EVER convicted of a sexual offense against a [Read more...]

[dailymail.co.uk – 4/16/21] A man who stabbed his neighbour to death in an horrific case of mistaken identity has been detained indefinitely in hospital. Richard Matthews killed Paul Wells after wrongly believing he was a sex offender who raped him as a child, Bristol Crown Court heard today. The court was told how Matthews was […] [Read more...]

[omaha.com – 4/16/21] Raising a 9 mm semiautomatic rifle, James Fairbanks riddled Mattieo Condoluci with seven shots, bullets entering Condoluci’s back and chest. One bullet pierced Condoluci’s forehead, near his temple. All after Condoluci, a convicted sex offender, answered his door near 43rd and Pinkney Streets in May 2020. Yet Fairbanks and his attorney, Steve […] [Read more...]

ACSOL is proud to announce that three distinguished keynote speakers — Jill Levenson, Miriam Aukerman and Ira Ellman — have agreed to speak at this year’s conference on Friday, September 17, and Saturday, September 18.  In addition, the conference will feature presentations by Chance Oberstein, Janice Bellucci and Richard Gladden regarding proposed SORNA regulations, the […] [Read more...]

[Center for Employment Opportunities – ceoworks.org] Are you or a loved one currently on parole or probation? Are they experiencing hardships in finding employment? Center for Employment Opportunities is a nationwide non-profit Workforce Development organization that puts you to work while we work with you to find full time employment. Many of our offices are […] [Read more...]

[NCRJ.org] Join Gira Grant and Nathan for a conversation about the re-emergence of political and moral panics about child sexual abuse and trafficking. How are QAnon-generated myths of pedophile cannibal rings related to the (long-debunked) daycare and satanic panics of the 1980s and 1990s? How are they different? What might we do about them? Judith […] [Read more...]

[ACSOL] The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has issued proposed regulations which exclude most registrants from resentencing opportunities.  Comments upon the proposed regulations can be submitted to CDCR  before or on May 7, 2021.  In addition, CDCR will conduct a public hearing on May 7 at 10 a.m. regarding the proposed regulations. “CDCR […] [Read more...]

[cbs8.com – 4/15/21] Neighbors in El Cajon are livid, after learning that ten registered sex offenders are now living together in one house in their kid-friendly community. Calling it “a living nightmare,” these parents say they are now fearful for their children’s safety, and are demanding answers from the state. According to California’s Megan’s Law […] [Read more...]

[floridaactioncommittee.org – 4/16/21] Professors Wayne Logan (Florida State University School of Law) and JJ Prescott (University of Michigan School of Law) have edited the textbook on sex offense registration laws, literally. The two professors, along with other professionals; Andrew J. Harris, Scott M. Walfield, Alissa R. Ackerman, Lisa L. Sample, Kelly Socia, Amanda Agan, Jill […] [Read more...]

[10tv.com – 4/15/21] The bill named after murdered Ohio State student Reagan Tokes aims to shore up problems with monitoring ex-prisoners first uncovered by 10 Investigates House lawmakers re-introduced a bill Thursday named after murdered Ohio State student Reagan Tokes that aims to shore up shortfalls with how ex-prisoners re-enter society and are monitored by […] [Read more...]

[newschannel20.com – 4/14/21] SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A new bill making its way through the Senate would protect sexual assault survivors from their attackers for life. Senate Bill 2277, sponsored by State Sen. Steve Stadelman, D-Rockford, aims to protect sexual assault survivors from ever seeing their attacker again. This legislation would make civil no-contact orders […] [Read more...]

[ACSOL] Charles Rodrick, who charged registrants up to $500 to have their personal information removed from websites he created, was arraigned today in Arizona.  During today’s arraignment, Rodrick entered a plea of not guilty to all charges for which he has been indicted.  Rodrick is scheduled to return to court on June 8 for a […] [Read more...]

[tampabay.com – 4/12/21] The case of a Tampa man who molested two young girls at a community pool but has not had to register as a sex offender has exposed a loophole in Florida’s law that is a concern among parents, law enforcement groups and child advocates. The Tampa Bay Times covered the story of […] [Read more...]

Andy 00:00 registry matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have a problem with these thoughts fyp recording live and freshly vacation from fyp Studios, east and west transmitting across the internet. This is Episode... The post Transcript of RM172: Disappointing Cert Petition Results May v. Ryan appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Andy: Registry Matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have a problem with these thoughts, FYP. [00:00:12] Recording live from FYP studios, east and west, transmitting across the internet, this is episode 171 of Registry... The post Transcript of RM171: Being Shot IS Being Seized appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM170: “No Trick-or-Treating” Appellate Brief Filed Andy 00:00 Registry Matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have a problem with these thoughts, fyp. Recording live from fyp Studios, east and west transmitting across... The post Transcript of RM170: “No Trick-or-Treating” Appellate Brief Filed appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Andy 00:00 registry matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have a problem with these thoughts fyp Larry 00:12 32198. That’s, that’s why you count down. Andy 00:20 Totally. We can just throw an 8675309... The post Transcript of RM169: No Legislating From the Bench in Wyoming – Textualism Explained appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Andy 00:00 Registry Matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have a problem with these thoughts, fyp. Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west transmitting across the internet. This is Episode 168 of Registry... The post Transcript RM168: Court Says Community Safety Concerns Can’t Block Release appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Andy 00:00 We’d like to thank our patrons for supporting this episode of Registry Matters. Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west, transmitting across the internet. This is Episode 167 of Registry Matters. Happy Saturday, Larry. Good evening. How are you? Larry 00:14 Oh, very well, thank you. Glad to be with you. Andy... The post Transcript of RM167: Hijacking A Bill With Floor Amendments appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM166: GA Legislature Debating Extending Registration Explained Andy 00:00 registry matters as an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have a problem with these thoughts fyp recording live from fyp Studios, east and west transmitted... The post Transcript of RM166: GA Legislature Debating Extending Registration Explained appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to Transcript of RM165: Huge Win In Tennessee Explained Andy 00:00 registry matters as an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have a problem with these thoughts fyp recording live from fyp Studios, east and west,... The post Transcript of RM165: Huge Win In Tennessee Explained appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Andy 00:00 Registry Matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have a problem with these thoughts, fyp. Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west, transmitting across the internet, this is Episode 164 of Registry... The post Transcript of RM164: Interstate Compact Revocation Hearings Explained appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Andy 00:00 Registry Matters is an independent production. The opinions and ideas here are that of the hosts and do not reflect the opinions of any other organization. If you have a problem with these thoughts, fyp. Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west, using my cellular phone to connect, transmitting across the internet.... The post Transcript of RM163: Can Minnesota Require Registration for Legal Conduct? appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]