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By Sandy . . . Starting in the early 1990’s, several high-profile cases of sexual assault in military academies brought to a climax previous years’ concerns about military sexual harassment and sexual assault. The culmination was when, according to Wikipedia, “In an attempt to deal with this problem, the Department of Defense issued the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Response… [Read more...]

By Ayumi Davis . . . U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger ordered the removal of eight men from the sex offender registry to end their retroactive punishments. “Tennessee officials continue to flout the Constitution’s guarantees,” Trauger wrote in her ruling Friday. “The federal district courts of this state have repeatedly concluded that the same analysis applies … to Tennessee’s own,… [Read more...]

Anthony A. v. Department of Correction By Larry . . . This is a lingering case that has gone on for several years. NARSOL has decided to use fewer quotes from the court’s opinion than we normally do because some of the language is very graphic in terms of the sexual acts alleged. In 2017, the Connecticut Supreme Court affirmed… [Read more...]

Originally published at Reason 11/29/21. Reprinted in full with permission. By Emily Horowitz . . . Alice Sebold’s bestselling 1999 memoir Lucky tells the story of a young woman raped by a stranger while attending Syracuse University. In the book, the rapist is caught and convicted. After writing about the experience, Sebold went on to write the bestseller The Lovely Bones, a fictional… [Read more...]

Originally published at the Times-Union, Albany, New York 11/30/21 Reprinted in full with permission. By Sandy . . . Approximately 180,000 individuals are incarcerated in the United States for a sexual crime. The offenses range from violent rape to exhibitionism. The vast majority will be released into the community to complete the sentence under probation or parole with some having… [Read more...]

By Erin Jordan . . . The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a district-court decision that the state is not wrongfully denying liberty to sex offenders who aren’t eligible for parole because they haven’t been able to get into a required treatment program in Iowa’s prison system. The opinion filed Tuesday said the Iowa Department of Corrections has not violated the Constitutional rights… [Read more...]

By Sandy . . . The Colorado Sex Offender Management Board has taken a bold move. After barely having sufficient margin in a vote taken earlier this year to even consider the issue, they passed a motion in a November 19th meeting to replace the term “sex offender” with “adults who commit sexual offenses.” While this change is binding only… [Read more...]

Just a quick “heads up” for anyone thinking of attending NARSOL’s 14th Annual Conference in Raleigh, NC in June… You’ve got just a few days left to take advantage of NARSOL’s 2022 Conference Super Early Bird special price of $139. After November 21st the price will revert back to $259, excluding any other discounts. The soon-to-expire Super Early Bird price… [Read more...]

By Colette Bordelon . . . A board created by Colorado’s state legislature, which develops standards for the treatment and supervision of convicted sex offenders, is changing the language surrounding the term “sex offender.” The Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) was created in 1992 and works with around 500 treatment providers within the state, which serve approximately 2,000-3,000 sex offenders. The Program… [Read more...]

By Sandy . . . Under the header, “Local law enforcement performs Halloween sex offender checks,” the second sentence of the article explains. “Designed to keep the community safe on Halloween, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Troy Police Department, conducted sex offender checks throughout the county, with positive results.” The “positive results” are portrayed in a “crime… [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: villages-news.com 12/4/21 A 60-year-old sex offender released last month from a Florida prison has moved in with his mother near a family swimming pool in The Villages. Edward ______ was released Nov. 25 from a state prison. He has registered a permanent address at 1312 La Estrellita Way in the Village of Santiago, not […] The post FL: Sex offender freed from prison moves in near family pool in The Villages! appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: justice.gov 12/3/21 NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that WILLIE ______, age 56, was charged on Friday, December 3, 2021, by grand jury indictment with two counts of failure to report international travel as a sex offender under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). If convicted, WILLIE ______ […] The post LA: Lutcher Man Charged with Failure to Report International Travel as a Sex Offender appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: washingtonnewsday.com 12/4/21 To end retroactive punishment, a judge has ordered the removal of eight men from the sex offender registry. To stop their retroactive sanctions, U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger ordered the removal of eight individuals from the sex offender list. In her order on Friday, Trauger said, “Tennessee officials continue to defy the […] The post TN: To end retroactive punishment, a judge has ordered the removal of eight men from the sex offender registry appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: ACSOL Contra Costa County today granted the first petition under its consideration.  The petition was submitted on behalf of a registrant convicted of PC 288(a) about 25 years ago who had successfully registered for more than 20 years.  Prior to today’s hearing, the relevant registration office determined that the registrant was eligible to submit […] The post CA: Number of Petitions Granted Continues to Grow appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: buzzfeednews.com 12/1/21 Declassified CIA inspector general reports show a pattern of abuse and a repeated decision by federal prosecutors not to hold agency personnel accountable. Over the past 14 years, the Central Intelligence Agency has secretly amassed credible evidence that at least 10 of its employees and contractors committed sexual crimes involving children. Though […] The post CIA Files Say Staffers Committed Sex Crimes Involving Children. They Weren’t Prosecuted. appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: villages-news.com 11/30/21 A sex offender from Iowa was arrested after failing to register his phone number with local authorities. Read the full article   The post Iowa: Sex offender from Iowa arrested after failing to register phone number appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: local10.com 11/30/21 Author Alice Sebold publicly apologized Tuesday to the man who was exonerated last week in the 1981 rape that was the basis for her memoir “Lucky” and said she was struggling with the role she played “within a system that sent an innocent man to jail.” Anthony Broadwater, 61, was convicted in […] The post NY: Author Alice Sebold apologizes to man cleared in 1981 rape appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: dailytimes.com.pk 12/1/21 There have been growing calls for tougher punishment against sexual offenders and stronger preventive measures in the aftermath of a series of violent crimes victimizing women and children. Recently, a Cabinet meeting approved a revised bill, under which a clause providing for “chemical castration” of habitual rapists had been removed from the […] The post Pakistan: “Chemical Castration” for Sex Offenders has flaws appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Comments that are not specific to a certain post should go here, for the month of Dec 2021. Contributions should relate to the cause and goals of this organization and please, keep it courteous and civil. This section is not intended for posting links to news articles without additional relevant comment. The post General Comments Dec 2021 appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: alligator.org 11/22/21 Community Spring fellows believe a criminal sentence shouldn’t impact lives after people serve their time. The nonprofit organization, which is known for breaking down structural poverty and supporting low-income people through monetary support, is running Just Income GNV. The privately funded pilot program, designed by formerly incarcerated individuals, assists formerly incarcerated people […] The post FL: Guaranteed income program breaks down barriers for formerly incarcerated [including registrants!] appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: Emily Horowitz – reason.com – 11/29/21 Anthony Broadwater, now 61, had no idea his accuser achieved fame and fortune while he has been living as a pariah for over 20 years on the sex offender registry. Alice Sebold’s bestselling 1999 memoir Lucky tells the story of a young woman raped by a stranger while […] The post Man Imprisoned for 16 Years for Raping Lovely Bones Author Is Exonerated appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: wigantoday.net 11/26/21 Police forces, probation services and other government agencies keep tabs on dangerous criminals in communities across England and Wales using management plans known as multi-agency public protection (MMAPPA) arrangement. Ministry of Justice data shows 3,662 people convicted of sex crimes were being managed under MAPPAs in the Greater Manchester policing area at […] The post UK: Town is shocked to find that hundreds of registered sex offenders are living among us appeared first on ACSOL. [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...]

Listen to RM195: Steve Whitsett https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm195-steve-whitsett/ 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... The post Transcript of RM195: Steve Whitsett appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM194: PA DOC Stalling in Release of PFRs https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm194-pa-doc-stalling-in-release-of-pfrs/ 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. Andy 00:17 Recording live from FYP Studios, east and... The post Transcript of RM194: PA DOC Stalling in Release of PFRs appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]