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By J . . . It started with a tragic event: the horrific actions against and slaying of Megan Kanka in 1994 by Jesse Timmendequas, a convicted sexual offender no longer on supervision. Prior to this year, most sexual offenders were only required to do some kind of self-reporting to a local jurisdiction or some other supervising authority.  In the… [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 on Sexual Assault and Related Offenses. This project was initially authorized by the ALI Council in 2012.  The appointed Reporters, Professors Stephen Schulhofer and Erin Murphy of the New York… [Read more...]

By Meg Kinnard . . . South Carolina’s Supreme Court says a state law requiring sex offenders to register for life without prior judicial review is unconstitutional . . . According to the FAQ section of the state’s registry website, an offender will only be removed from the registry if the offense is “reversed, overturned, or vacated on appeal and a final… [Read more...]

By Dwayne . . . You may know someone or have heard through news sources of individuals ordered by courts to attend sexual offender treatment. It is relatively common for courts to mandate forms of “therapy” such as polygraphs, group sessions, and elaborate treatment programs claiming efficacy. While the science community is skeptical of the effectiveness of such schemes, there… [Read more...]

Most of us are familiar with the idea that there are professional lobbyists who work full-time to have some effect on legislation being considered by our elected representatives. Yet, it rarely occurs to most of us that it is something anyone can do if you know how! With the right tools, you can lobby for or against proposals at the… [Read more...]

By Dave . . . In March 2019, a federal class-action lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court by attorneys Adele Nicholas and Mark Weinberg on behalf of eight people on the registry living in Wisconsin. The suit was a response to a 2017 opinion by then Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel to expand the class of Wisconsin registrants required… [Read more...]

One of the segments to be presented as part of NARSOL’s  “Building Your Advocacy Tool Kit” webcast on June 19th will be “Impactful Storytelling.” The session will be presented by Dan Swern and his associates from coLAB Arts, a production company that facilitates “creative conversation” through innovative programs. Webcast attendees will learn how to be empowered as advocates by effectively… [Read more...]

By Brenda . . . On behalf of NARSOL’s board of directors, I wish to offer a very fond farewell to Richard who has stepped down from his successful leadership responsibilities for NARSOL. Richard has been a tireless worker for NARSOL since before his service as a director on the board. For several years, he has played an integral role in… [Read more...]

By David Wells . . . CHICAGO (CN) — Indiana argued before the full Seventh Circuit on Thursday that state law does not place unfair registration requirements on sex offenders moving to the Hoosier State. At issue is a provision of the Indiana Sex Offender Registry Act requiring people convicted of sex offenses who relocate to Indiana to register as… [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, strategies, and techniques that can assist anyone who is an advocate for criminal justice reform or may be contemplating it, whether at the local, regional, or national level. The webcast,… [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...]

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...]

NARSOL‘s educational and inspiring webcast will be this Saturday, June 19th, from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST). Be sure to sign up today and take advantage of this opportunity to learn about building your advocacy toolkit from experienced civil rights advocates. Then hear from two seasoned state legislators who will help us better […] The post NARSOL – Advocacy Tool Kit on June 19 appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

ACSOL leaders Chance Oberstein and Janice Bellucci will conduct a training session for California registrants, family members and supporters regarding the petitioning process under the Tiered Registry Law.  The session will be held on Thursday, July 8, starting at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The session will be recorded and available later on the ACSOL website. […] The post ACSOL Leaders to Host Training on July 8 for CA Tiered Registry Petitions appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source (sign up here): Root and Rebound 6/15/21 Root and Rebound is offering these useful events in California: FREE Virtual Reentry Legal Clinics July 13 – 15th, 2021 | 2 – 7 p.m. PT Open to Merced, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Mendocino, Lake, Del Norte, and Humboldt county residents Voices for Justice: On Tribal Justice See below for a recording of our most […] The post CA: Root and Rebound Re-Entry Events June-July appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: nytimes.com 6/15/21 Judge Patrick L. Michot, of the 15th Judicial District Court in Lafayette, La., said the notation was “not the least restrictive way to further the state’s legitimate interest of notifying law enforcement.” “It could be accomplished in the same way that some other states utilize,” he said. “Louisiana could use more discreet […] The post LA: Special IDs for Sex Offenders: Safety Measures or Scarlet Letters? appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Twenty public defender offices have made resources available to help registrants petition for removal from the registry.  Below is a link to a list of those offices.  Missing from the list is Los Angeles County, however, both San Diego and San Francisco counties are included on the list. Click here to see the list. This […] The post CA: Public Defender Offices Available to Assist Registrants Petition for Removal appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

The Unspeakable Podcast w/Meghan Daum 6/13/2021 One sure way to lose a popularity contest is to fight for the rights of people convicted of a sex offense. But The National Sex Offense Registry, which was established during an era of panic over crime and child danger, has come with a host of unintended consequences. Sociologist […] The post Emily Horowitz on the Failure of the Sex Offense Registry (Audio) appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: patch.com 6/13/21 CONNECTICUT —The state’s General Assembly 2021 Regular Session adjourned June 9, but promised to convene a special session before the end of the month to tackle the legal marijuana bill. Will it pass? That’s still a coin-toss, but a number of bills have made their way out of the House and Senate […] The post CT: New CT Laws: Weapons, Underwater Farms And The ‘Clean Slate’ Bill appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Please join ACSOL Executive Director and civil rights attorney Janice Bellucci as well as ACSOL President and criminal defense attorney Chance Oberstein for our next phone meeting.  The meeting will be held on Saturday, July 10, beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time and will last at least two hours. This meeting will be recorded and […] The post ACSOL Phone Meeting July 10, 2021 appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

[Source: click2houston.com – 6/10/21] GALVESTON, Texas – A repeat sex offender has been sentenced to 40 years in prison by a Galveston County jury after he failed to register as a sex offender, according to the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney. Thomas Lee Alexander, III was required to register with local law enforcement because of a […] The post TX: Repeat sex offender sentenced to 40 years in prison for failing to register appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

[Source: foxla.com – 6/9/21] RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Twenty-five suspected child predators were arrested in Riverside County following a month-long operation combatting human trafficking. “Operation Intercept,” conducted by the Riverside County Child Exploitation Team (RCCET) in partnership with the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking, was a proactive undercover enforcement operation with the intent to locate possible sexual […] The post CA: 25 suspected child predators arrested in Riverside following month-long operation appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

[Source: wtop.com – 6/8/21] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secretary of Defense has reduced a retired Army major general to the rank of second lieutenant after his guilty plea in Virginia in 2020 to charges of rape and incest. The Army Times reports Pentagon spokeswoman Lisa Lawrence says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin demoted Maj. Gen. James […] The post Retired Army major general demoted for sex crime conviction appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

[Source: wptv.com – 6/9/21] STUART, Fla. — The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is warning business owners to be on the lookout for doctored driver’s licenses when hiring potential employees. “So, on his license, apparently there is supposed to be something that states that he’s a sexual predator or something on his license and his has […] The post FL: Martin County deputies arrest multiple sex offenders altering their driver’s licenses appeared first on ACSOL. [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...]

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. This is Episode 174 of registry matters. Larry, How are... The post Transcript of RM174: Convicted Without A Trial Is A Dangerous Road appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM173: Louisiana Adopting A More Discreet Marking On Licenses 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... The post Transcript of RM173: Louisiana Adopting A More Discreet Marking On Licenses 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 RM172: Disappointing Cert Petition Results May v. Ryan appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]