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By Paul Shannon . . . How can NARSOL support the courageous men on hunger strike at the draconian Moose Lake civil commitment facility in Minnesota? How can we show solidarity with their 70 supporters, some of whom made a car caravan around the facility several weeks ago, and who on July 18 held an amazing public rally at the… [Read more...]

By Mary Sue . . . Chances are that almost no one reading this has ever heard of TACC, Texans Against Civil Commitment.  This is a spin-off of Texas Voices, NARSOL’s Texas affiliate. Begun by two of their members early this year, they are now a small group whose dedicated members are doing great things to help the men who… [Read more...]

By Larry . . . It is constitutional to prohibit internet access according to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Christopher Landis appealed his probationary sentence for attempted sexual assault on a child. He argued that the conditions of his probation restricting his use of the internet and social media violate (1) the governing Colorado statutory scheme and (2) his rights… [Read more...]

By Todd Cooper . . . James Fairbanks found out Wednesday what wannabe vigilantism costs you. Twenty to 35 years in prison, real time. In May 2020, Fairbanks decided that Mattieo Condoluci didn’t deserve to live because Condoluci had been convicted twice of child molestation — in 1994 in Florida and in 2007 in Sarpy County. Prosecutors suggested that the… [Read more...]

By Larry . . . The case of Dennis J. Powell Jr. v. Mark Keel, Chief, and The State of South Carolina was an awesome victory for our cause. This appeal was the result of the circuit court’s granting summary judgment in favor of Dennis Powell, Jr. on his claims challenging the internet publication and lifetime duration of his mandated… [Read more...]

Part VI/Conclusion: Putting the pieces together Read also Part I  Part II  Part III   Part IV  Part V By Julie . . . Over the years my life changed many times and in many ways. I was married and, though divorced, was blessed to have a daughter. I decided not to have her baptized. I think I was getting back at God, for… [Read more...]

By Teri Cadeau . . . MOOSE LAKE, Minn. — Loud honks were heard Sunday, July 11, as protesters gathered outside of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program Moose Lake facility to support the residents in a hunger strike. According to members of organizing groups Ocean and End MSOP, around 40 detainees inside the facility started a hunger strike on July… [Read more...]

Also published in the July edition of Criminal Legal News. By Sandy . . . For those not tuned in to current trends or social media, cancel culture is most likely new, even unheard of, although according to Merriam-Webster, its first known usage was in 2016. The basic definition is “the practice or tendency of engaging in mass canceling as… [Read more...]

Part V: A twist in the road Read also Part I  Part II  Part III  Part IV By Julie . . . My story now takes an unforeseen turn through a few events I couldn’t imagine would get me to where I have ended up. I wrote this note on my Facebook page after Derek Chauvin was pronounced guilty for the… [Read more...]

By Michaek Karlik . . . It does not violate the First Amendment for a court to impose broad restrictions on a sex offender’s use of the Internet and social media during his sentence, the Court of Appeals decided on Thursday. A three-judge appellate panel rejected the claims of Christopher David Landis that such limitations violated Colorado law, as well… [Read more...]

by Dwayne Daughtry . . . I have often heard comparisons that the sex offender registry is somewhat similar to what Jewish citizens experienced during the Holocaust. To me, I [Read more...]

by Dwayne Daughtry . . . A while back, I would overhear the registry community speak about the term ‘civil commitment.’ I thought people were discussing gay marriage? However, I [Read more...]

By Dr. Ira Ellman . . . On June 8, 2021 the membership of the American Law Institute gave its final approval to a revision of the Model Penal Code’s chapter [Read more...]

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, NARSOL will host a live day-long webcast entitled, “Building Your Advocacy Toolkit.” The one-day virtual event will feature speakers and panelists who will present viewpoints, [Read more...]

BY YANQI XU . . . Lawmakers, civil rights groups and researchers say DAs often thwart necessary change Jim Woodall made a promise to the family of Eve Carson, the [Read more...]

Written by Phoebe . . . Anyone remember the old “Schoolhouse Rock” television bits that taught us all kinds of valuable lessons? Most memorable for me as a child was [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...]

Source: officer.com 7/23/21 The Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD) of the State of Connecticut recently released public information indicating the EyeDetect lie detection technology is now being used for assessment and testing by Adult Sex Offender Services on a multi-year plan beginning Jan. 1, 2021. The contract calls for the state to administer […] The post CT: State of Connecticut using EyeDetect for Testing Adult Sex Offenders on Probation or Parole appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: wpr.org 7/21/21 A proposed bill in Wisconsin would allow survivors of sexual assault the opportunity to petition for a lifetime restraining order against their convicted assaulter. State Rep. Barbara Dittrich, R-Oconomowoc, announced the new legislation Wednesday. Referred to as “Kayleigh’s Law,” the bill would allow survivors of first-degree, second-degree or third-degree sexual assault to […] The post WI: Wisconsin Lawmaker Proposes Lifetime Restraining Orders To Protect Sexual Assault Survivors appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: floridaactioncommittee.org 7/21/21 FAC sent a letter to Broward County Lawmakers concerning the lack of compliant available housing in the county. Click on the link above to see it.   The post FL: FAC Letter to Broward Lawmakers appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: timesnews.net 7/21/21 EAST STONE GAP — Wise County and state law enforcement officials told a community gathering Tuesday that state law does not have a provision for sanctuaries for people listed on the registry. The meeting of more than 100 local residents at the East Stone Gap Baptist Church’s community center brought Wise County […] The post VA: Officials address East Stone Gap residents about reported trailer park residence for people listed on the registry appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci is the featured speaker in The War Room on Tuesday, July 27 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time (not 6 p.m.!).  The focus of her presentation will be the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Smith v. Doe, which determined that registration is not punishment and therefore new registry laws […] The post ACSOL Leader Janice Bellucci to Speak in WAR Room on July 27 at 5pm appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

ACSOL leaders Chance Oberstein and Janice Bellucci have rescheduled training for the completion of California Tiered Registry petitions.  The new date is Thursday, July 29, at 9 a.m Pacific.  The training will be recorded and the recording will be available on the ACSOL website on a later date. “Due to disruptions during the first attempt […] The post ACSOL Training for CA Tiered Registry Petitions Signup Is Now Available appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

A Minnesota group will study the laws that govern people convicted of a sex offense this year and provide a report to the Legislature in January. The state budget includes $25,000 for the creation of a Predatory Offense Statutory Framework Working Group by Sept. 1. It will examine the state’s predatory offense registration laws including […] The post Budget breakdown: Minnesota to review sex offense registry program 30 years after it became law appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

  OCEAN is hosting their Community Conference at Capital Mall in St. Paul, Sunday, July 18, 2021. At this gathering, a lineup of speakers will educate the public on the terrors of preventive detention in the state of Minnesota. The first speaker will be introduced at 1:00 PM. If you can, please bring your own […] The post MN: OCEAN Community Conference and Rally — July 18, 2021 appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — James Fairbanks, who pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the killing of  Mattieo Condoluci last year, was sentenced in a Douglas County on Wednesday morning. 3 News Now reporter, Jon Kipper was in the courtroom where a judge sentenced him to a total of 40–70 years on two counts: second-degree […] The post NE: James Fairbanks sentenced: 40–70 years in murder of person listed on the registry appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: ACSOL A lawsuit was filed in a Florida federal district court today that challenges the continued registration of non-residents and deceased persons convicted of a sex offense.  According to the lawsuit, the Florida registry currently includes more than 28,000 people who do not live in that state as well as more than 1,300 people […] The post Florida Lawsuit Challenges Continued Registration of Non-Residents and Deceased Persons appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

A challenge grant in the amount of $2,000 has been offered for the purpose of challenging California’s new tiered registry law.  Specifically, the funds are to be used to help create an “off-ramp” so that individuals assigned to Tier 3 would be eligible to petition for removal provided they are not convicted of a subsequent […] The post Challenge Grant Offered to Challenge CA Tiered Registry Law appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

ACSOL has filed a lawsuit challenging regulations issued by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) that categorically exclude inmates required to register from re-sentencing opportunities provided in recent legislation.  The lawsuit was filed on July 6 in Sacramento Superior Court. “The regulations being challenged repeat the same mistake made by CDCR in its […] The post ACSOL Files Lawsuit Challenging Re-Sentencing Regulations appeared first on ACSOL. [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. Well, I guess Northeast and West... The post Transcript of RM184: Colorado Affirms Internet Ban appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM183: Colorado’s “Irredeemably Depraved” Unconstitutional https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm183-colorados-irredeemably-depraved-unconstitutional/ 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 RM183: Colorado’s “Irredeemably Depraved” Unconstitutional 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 and West times to I guess, transmitting across the internet. This is Episode 182 of registry matters. Larry, you know what I was here last week? I was sitting right here waiting... The post Transcript of RM182: “F#@! Cheer” is Protected Speech says SCOTUS appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM181: Lifetime Placement on Sex Offender Registry Unconstitutional: SC Supreme Court Rules https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm181-lifetime-placement-on-sex-offender-registry-unconstitutional-sc-supreme-court-rules/ 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... The post Transcript RM181: Lifetime Placement on Sex Offender Registry Unconstitutional: SC Supreme Court Rules appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM180: Understanding The Sentencing Process 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... The post Transcript of RM180: Understanding The Sentencing Process 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, transmitted across the internet. This is Episode 179 of registry matters. What is up there? Mr. Larry, on a Saturday night? How are you? Larry 00:16 Fantastic. Andy 00:19 anything exciting going... The post Transcript of RM179: It’s About Good Policy – Not Partisanship appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM178: Full Court Review in 7th Circuit https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm178-full-court-review-in-7th-circuit/ 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,... The post Transcript of RM178: Full Court Review in 7th Circuit appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM177: Montana Judge Orders Removal of Person Convicted in Idaho 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... The post Transcript of RM177: Montana Judge Orders Removal of Person Convicted in Idaho 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 What are we... The post Transcript of RM176: How Registration Rules Apply When Visiting Other States 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 175 It’s May... The post Transcript of RM175: Supreme Court Overturns Win for Alaska PFR appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]