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Each year, we offer our members and supporters a chance to win some great prizes that have been generously donated to us as one way to help us to fund the world-class conferences we’ve all come to expect from NARSOL. This year’s prizes include a Shark EZ self-emptying robot home vacuum system, a Camp Chef Pellet Grill XT, a quality… [Read more...]

When Glenn was being released in 2000, after a six-year term of incarceration in New York prisons, he experienced something that would in no small way help formulate his path for the years to come. “The correctional officer who was in charge of my release looked me in the eye,” Glenn reports, “and told me he would be seeing my… [Read more...]

By Rochelle Dean . . . In a settlement agreement with South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson along with State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel those wrongly convicted of sodomy in the state of South Carolina will now be taken off of the Sex Offender Registry in the Palmetto State. The announcement comes after arguments in Mary Geiger Lewis’s courtroom… [Read more...]

By Dave Altimari . . . The state Senate late Wednesday passed a bill to establish a task force to study the placement of registered sex offenders in long-term care facilities, following an incident last year in which a Massachusetts man allegedly sexually assaulted a nurse at an East Windsor facility. The task force is a compromise after the initial bill, proposed by State Sen. Saud… [Read more...]

People who are convicted of sexual offenses typically experience great difficulties in finding employment or a place to live after incarceration, even while participating in legally mandated re-entry programs and therapy. The professionals who provide these services or work in these re-entry programs may experience secondary stigma as a result of being associated with people whom society has rejected. A… [Read more...]

By Sandy . . . Siegfried Hepp, Jr., according to Village-News.com, a registered sexual offender in Florida – although not in Connecticut where he was convicted – was forced to leave his father’s home where he had just moved. The home at 1214 Maria Court, Lady Lake, Florida, is, it seems, a tad too close to something called the Rio… [Read more...]

Dr. Emily Horowitz, author of Protecting Our Kids? How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us (Praeger, 2015) and Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice at St. Francis College is seeking to interview those listed on the public registry about their experience for a forthcoming book project. The interviews will be conducted by phone and all published work will keep the identity… [Read more...]

On behalf of NARSOL’s Board of Directors, we wish to remind you that applications for scholarship assistance to attend our upcoming national conference are being accepted. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Raleigh, North Carolina, June 16 – 19. NARSOL’s scholarship program is unique as far as advocacy organizations go because we provide a direct financial… [Read more...]

Republished in full with permission from NC Health News By Elizabeth Thompson . . . Chris Budnick is in an impossible position. As the leader of Healing Transitions, a peer-based recovery-oriented service for homeless and uninsured people located in Raleigh, Budnick is left scrambling if someone with a sex offense comes to him for housing. Some of society’s most vulnerable people come… [Read more...]

NARSOL is delighted to have Professor Ira Ellman as one of our honored speakers at our 2022 conference. Ira M. Ellman is a Distinguished Affiliated Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley, and affiliated faculty of the Berkeley Center for Child and Youth Policy. He serves on the editorial board of Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, a… [Read more...]

Republished in full with permission from NC Health News By Elizabeth Thompson . . . Chris Budnick is in an impossible position. As the leader of Healing Transitions, a peer-based recovery-oriented service [Read more...]

By Larry . . . NARSOL is excited to announce that the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals handed Butts County Sheriff Gary Long a stinging defeat today. The case is [Read more...]

By Lois . . . Proactive electronic stings are about public image and self-congratulations for law enforcement entities and politicians, a false banner under which they can make claims about [Read more...]

By Meghan M. Mitchell, Kristen M. Zgoba, & Alex R. Piquero . . . There are roughly half a million sexual assault incidents in the United States every year — and more [Read more...]

By LOIS . . . Bonnie Burkrhardt’s 2020 book, Manufacturing Criminals, Fourth Amendment Decay in the Electronic Age is compelling for anyone interested in criminal justice matters – but it’s [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...]

Source: abc7news.com 5/21/22 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health matters, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 to connect with a trained counselor or visit the NSPL site. Ryan Last received a message on a school night in February from someone […] The post CA: San Jose teen’s death hours after scam is part of troubling increase in ‘sextortion’ cases, FBI says appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: christianitytoday.com 5/22/22 Armed with a secret list of more than 700 abusive pastors, Southern Baptist leaders chose to protect the denomination from lawsuits rather than protect the people in their churches from further abuse. Survivors, advocates, and some Southern Baptists themselves spent more than 15 years calling for ways to keep sexual predators from […] The post Southern Baptists Refused to Act on Abuse, Despite Secret List of Pastors appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: oklahoman.com 5/22/22 Amid growing labor shortages, once overlooked barriers to entry are finally getting their due. Today, one of the biggest obstacles to economic opportunity in Oklahoma is occupational licensing, which affects almost one-fifth of the state’s workforce. Worse, many licenses come with hefty requirements. On average, a license for lower- and middle-income occupations forces Oklahomans to […] The post Eliminating licensing barriers–except for registrants–opens new pathways to economic opportunities appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: foxnews.com 5/19/22 At least 135 teachers and teachers’ aides have been arrested so far this year on child sex-related crimes in the U.S., ranging from child pornography to raping students. An analysis conducted by Fox News Digital looked at local news stories week by week featuring arrests of teachers and teachers’ aides on child […] The post At least 135 teachers, aides charged with child sex crimes this year alone appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: namibian.com.na 5/19/22 IN 2017, hundreds of people gathered outside a house in Katutura after hearing reports that a man living there was abducting children and dismembering their bodies. According to news reports, police deployed 20 police vehicles and a helicopter, and ended up having to use tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the […] The post Namibia: A Sex Offender Register for Namibia? … Right Idea, Wrong Solution appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

A judge ruled Keith Harper, 72, must register until at least 2025. MOUNTAIN CENTER, Calif. — The former boyfriend of Dia Abrams, the woman who went missing almost two years ago from her ranch near Idyllwild, will have to continue to register as a sex offender. Keith Harper represented himself in court Tuesday in San […] The post Sex offender registration continues for ranch manager near Idyllwild appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: thecentersquare.com 5/18/22 (The Center Square) — Legislation to roll back some criminal justice reforms implemented in 2017 in regards to repeat nonviolent felony offenders cleared a Senate Committee on Judiciary on Tuesday. House Bill 544, sponsored by Rep. Debbie Villio, R-Kenner, would roll back calculations for early release adopted through the Louisiana Justice Reinvestment […] The post LA: Louisiana Senate committee passes bill to roll back early release for multiple felony convictions except sex offenses appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Registered sex offenders had their day to be heard before Brevard County commissioners and explain how an ordinance banning them from certain locations in the county has negatively affected them. In their statements to commissioners on Tuesday, petitioners pleaded with the commission to reverse an amendment to an ordinance passed in 2020, barring them from entering […] The post Registerants address county commission after rule changed to allow them appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

  Over the years, we’ve criticized cops for disregarding the rights of innocent people. But it’s equally important to applaud cops for doing the right thing and remembering that they are supposed to protect the innocent, not punish the guilty. One such example comes from Wynnewood, Oklahoma, where a woman reported her husband for having hundreds of […] The post Oklahoma woman busted for planting lewd images on husband’s phone appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: shreveporttimes.com 5/16/22 The Shreveport City Council voted unanimously to uphold a license revocation against a local taxi cab service that admitted to hiring a convicted rapist.  The company, VIP Taxi Services LLC, spoke before the City Council on Monday in an attempt to appeal the Shreveport Police Department’s order that it suspend services immediately.  SPD […] The post LA: Hire of convicted rapist causes business to close, Shreveport discusses violence appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: wtvr.com 5/16/22 RICHMOND, Va. — A chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting multiple patients went before a judge Monday morning for what was supposed to be a plea agreement hearing, but instead his attorneys asked that the hearing be pushed back so he can attend his son’s high school graduation. Dr. Michael ____ entered an […] The post VA: Chiropractor accused of sex crimes against patients will be allowed to attend son’s graduation appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: 5newsonline.com 5/16/22 ARKANSAS, USA — There are 767,000 registered sex offenders across the nation and 18,000 of those live in Arkansas. The data says that just under 600 registered sex offenders per 100-thousand residents. This data comes from safehome.org. Senior industry analyst, Corie Colliton says since there is no national sex offender registry, they’ve […] The post AK: Data shows Arkansas 3rd highest rate of registered sex offenders in U.S. appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Listen to RM206: Modifications to AWA (SORNA) Regulations Adopted https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm206-modifications-to-awa-sorna-regulations-adopted/ This episode of Registry Matters is brought to you by our patrons. Thank you for your continued loyalty and support. Andy 00:09 Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west. Transmitting across the internet. This is episode ­206 of Registry Matters. Good evening, sir. How […] The post Transcript of RM206: Modifications to AWA (SORNA) Regulations Adopted appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM205: What Are We Litigating; Confused Litigators; Highway Interdiction https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm205-what-are-we-litigating-confused-litigators-highway-interdiction/ 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 problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:17 Recording live from FYP studios West and […] The post Transcript of RM205: What Are We Litigating; Confused Litigators; Highway Interdiction appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM204: Every Wrong Is Not A Constitutional Violation https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm204-every-wrong-is-not-a-constitutional-violation/ Andy 00:00 This episode of registry matters is brought to you by our patrons. Thank you for your continued loyalty and support. Andy 00:08 Recording live from FYP studios West and an igloo in the northeast, transmitted across the internet. This is episode 204 […] The post Transcript of RM204: Every Wrong Is Not A Constitutional Violation appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to: RM203: Police Proactive Sex Stings with Kathleen Hambrick https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm203-police-proactive-sex-stings-with-kathleen-hambrick/ 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 problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:17 Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west. […] The post Transcript of RM203: Police Proactive Sex Stings with Kathleen Hambrick appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

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 problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:12 Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west. Transmitting across the internet. This is episode ­202 of Registry Matters. […] The post Transcript of RM202: Registry Removal Process in Georgia with Brandon Thomas appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

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 problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:17 Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west. Transmitting across the internet. This is episode ­201 of Registry Matters. […] The post Transcript of RM201: Unknown Unknowns appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

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 problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:17 Recoding live from FYP studios east and west with one edition transmitted across the internet. This is episode 200 […] The post Transcript of RM200: New SORNA regulations (Again) appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM199: Is Federal Supervised Release Unconstitutional? https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm199-is-federal-supervised-release-unconstitutional/ 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 problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:17 Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west. Transmitting across […] The post Transcript RM199: Is Federal Supervised Release Unconstitutional? appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM198: Probation Revocation Hearings https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm198-probation-revocation-hearings/ 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 problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:17 Recording live from FYP Studios, east and west. Transmitting across the internet. […] The post Transcript of RM198: Probation Revocation Hearings appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM196: PFR Challenged Internet Restrictions Pro Se in Georgia https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm196-pfr-challenged-internet-restrictions-pro-se-in-georgia/ 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 problems with these thoughts, fyp. Andy 00:17 Recording live from FYP Studios, east and […] The post Transcript of RM196: PFR Challenged Internet Restrictions Pro Se in Georgia appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]