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By Don . . . The registry has a teaching function, as do the laws that relate to the registry. The obvious message is to follow the rules that the laws prescribe. But little concern is given to a second message, the sub-text, conveyed to registrants in these laws because it is “hidden” in the assumptions of the law as… [Read more...]

We have received a number of inquires asking why we don’t cancel the conference in Houston and move it somewhere else in another state. Due to the fact that several messages have been received, we feel it’s important to respond. The consternation is due to a recent abortion restriction and other controversial laws that are now in effect in Texas.… [Read more...]

The Chicago 400 are formerly incarcerated people who have been forced into homelessness due to housing banishment laws. They are leading an inspiring legislative and public education campaign—premised in unity and solidarity—to challenge all public conviction registries and banishment laws for formerly convicted people. The Chicago 400 Alliance organizational partners include victim advocates, housing advocates, police accountability activists, health and… [Read more...]

Laurie Jo Reynolds is an artist, policy advocate, and organizer who has spent two decades countering the demonization, warehousing, and social exclusion of people in the criminal legal system. Reynolds currently collaborates with the Chicago 400, people who have been forced into homelessness due to housing banishment for people with past convictions. Reynolds has received fellowships and grants from Open… [Read more...]

By John Grisham . . . It is refreshing and inspiring that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) has recently made use of his singular power to grant absolute pardons to three wrongfully convicted men. Bobbie Morman Jr., of Norfolk, spent 22 years in prison though an innocent man. Joey Carter, also of Norfolk, spent 25 years in prison for a crime… [Read more...]

By Sandy . . . We are used to law enforcement, district attorneys, legislators, and even judges making statements that amount to lies. In an opinion he wrote, a Colorado justice said, “Study after study has shown that sex offenders have one of the highest likelihoods of reoffending once they are released from custody.” There is no “study after study”… [Read more...]

Anyone who has been with NARSOL, and even its predecessor RSOL, for any length of time is familiar with the Texas lady whom we are honored to have as our banquet speaker. Mary Sue Molnar founded Texas Voices as an advocacy organization for those who were adversely affected by registry laws in the “dark ages” of our advocacy. Arguably the… [Read more...]

By Larry . . . NARSOL previously reported on the case of Brian Hope v. Commissioner of Indiana Department of Correction, which was favorably decided by a three-judge panel back in January. Unfortunately, the Seventh Circuit granted Indiana’s request for en banc review, and the full court has now turned that victory into a defeat. Trial Court History United States… [Read more...]

“What I found most helpful was the fact that he took the time to explain the situation and process to me when no else up to this point could or would do so. It’s one thing to know and apply the law, and I’m sure many attorneys do, but Mr. Dubbeling is more than just a living-breathing reference source. He’s… [Read more...]

By Charles M . . . With the recent increase in violent crime in some areas of Gainesville, FL, and in light of recent law enforcement activity there, a question must be asked: Is the money allotted for law enforcement being used wisely?  Recently friends of mine in Gainesville had nine law enforcement officials, including U.S. Marshalls, probation officers, and… [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: ACSOL The California Sex Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB), during its monthly meeting today, reported several changes in the registrant community.   Among those changes is a slight increase in the total number of registrants, from 108,106 in February 2021 to 108,162 in August 2021.  Of that total, there was also a slight increase in […] The post CASOMB Sept 2021 Reports Changes in Registrant Community, Discusses Additional Counseling Requirement appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: tastecooking.com 9/14/21 A growing number of bakeries, restaurants, and ice cream companies are leading the charge to employ the formerly incarcerated. “It’s the same work I was used to in prison, but the difference is that, in prison, I was working for 10 cents a day.” Alvin Wilson is a 66-year-old baker. Living in […] The post Food Brands Fight the Background Check appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: rawstory.com 9/15/21 On Wednesday, CBS 2 Chicago reported that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) has agreed to a “tentative” settlement with the man who alleges he paid him off to cover up child sex abuse. “The man, referred to only as James Doe in filings, brought the breach-of-contract lawsuit in 2016 in a […] The post IL: Former GOP House speaker agrees to settlement with man whom he allegedly molested as a child: report appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: dailymail.co.uk 9/16/21 A mayor in Ohio has threatened the city’s entire school board with criminal charges unless they resign over highly sexual writing prompts that teachers gave to underage students. Hudson Mayor Craig Schubert delivered the harsh ultimate during a school board meeting on Monday, garnering loud applause from outraged parents who also spoke […] The post OH: Ohio mayor tells ENTIRE school board to resign or ‘face child pornography charges’ after teachers gave children writing prompt to ‘write a sex scene you wouldn’t show your mom’ appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

If you signed up but did not receive your link to the conference, check your spam folder. If not there, contact conference@all4consolaws.org   Professor Jill Levenson, who has studied and reported on the impact of the registry upon individuals and their families, will speak during ACSOL’s annual conference on Friday, September 17, at 10 a.m. […] The post Jill Levenson to Speak at ACSOL Conference on September 17 appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Conference sign ups ended on Wednesday, September 15, at 11 p.m. (Pacific).   This year’s annual ACSOL virtual conference will be held on Friday, September 17, and Saturday, September 18.  The conference will feature distinguished keynote speakers as well as feature presentations by subject matter experts and panels on a variety of topics important to registrants […] The post Yesterday 9/15/2021 was last day to Sign-Up for ACSOL Conference! appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: boston25news.com 9/15/21 BOSTON — The state agency that oversees the granting of professional licenses for hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts workers is falling short when it comes to criminal and sex offender background checks on those applicants, according to a newly-released audit. Auditor Suzanne Bump’s report finds the the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL), […] The post MA: ‘Glaring failure’ in criminal and sex offender background checks for professional license applicants appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: nation.lk 9/14/21 By Ruwan Laknath Jayakody Owing to neuro developmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in turn being associated with sexual abuse and related offences in the Sri Lankan context, it is recommended that children and adolescents who are either victims of sexual abuse or offenders of the same, undergo psychiatric […] The post Sri Lanka: Psychiatric assessment essential for sexual offenders or victims with ADHD: Study appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: theindependent.sg 9/14/21 Singapore — Member of Parliament Murali Pillai (PAP – Bukit Batok) said that serious sex offenders should still be caned regardless of their age because this would be a stronger deterrent against such offences. Speaking in Parliament on Monday (Sept 13), Mr Murali suggested that the current cut-off age of 50 years […] The post Singapore: No reason to raise age limit above 50 for caning sex offenders appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: newsanyway.com 9/14/21 Sex crimes are taken very seriously by the state. Despite the harsh punishments that are attached to these crimes, they do nothing to deter the situation. In fact, in the past few years, sex offenders are some of the most harshly punished criminals in the country. However, the punishment doesn’t always fit […] The post Is Sex Offender Sentencing Getting Harsher? appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: upmatters.com 9/14/21 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Nearly nine months after the state made court-ordered changes to the sex offender registry, there’s still a lot of confusion and questions about enforcement. Michigan State Police say they are not enforcing violations of the law, which is meant to track offenders, while other agencies are. The […] The post MI: Changes to sex offender list cause confusion appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Source: nprillinois.org 9/14/21 Two weeks after Texas effectively banned abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, a Democratic state lawmaker in Illinois is proposing a law based on Texas’ model — but turned on its head. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago), who in 2019 sponsored law defining abortion as a fundamental right in Illinois, is introducing […] The post IL: Democrat-Sponsored ‘TEXAS Act’ Would Allow $10K Bounties On Sexual Abusers… appeared first on ACSOL. [Read more...]

Listen to RM192: Q&A Episode | Homeless | Terms of Supervision | Treatment https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm192-qa-episode-homeless-terms-of-supervision-treatment/ 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 00:16 Hey everybody a quick... The post Transcript of RM192: Q&A Episode | Homeless | Terms of Supervision | Treatment appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM191: Is The Sex Offender Registry Immoral with TJump here https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm191-is-the-sex-offender-registry-immoral-with-tjump/ 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 00:18 Recording live from FYP Studios,... The post Transcript of RM191: Is The Sex Offender Registry Immoral with TJump appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM190: 7th Circuit Sitting En Banc Overturns Previous Win https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm190-7th-circuit-sitting-en-banc-overturns-previous-win/ 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 00:18 Recording live from FYP Studios, east... The post Transcript of RM190: 7th Circuit Sitting En Banc Overturns Previous Win appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM189: Registration Obligations Cannot Be Increased After The Fact Says NJ High Court https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm189-registration-obligations-cannot-be-increased-after-the-fact-says-nj-high-court/ 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... The post Transcript of RM189: Registration Obligations Cannot Be Increased After The Fact Says NJ High Court 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 188 of Registry... The post Transcript of RM188: Don’t Attempt A Release Petition Without Representation appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM187: 2011 Michigan SORA: Retroactive Application Deemed Unconstitutional https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm187-2011-michigan-sora-retroactive-application-deemed-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... The post Transcript of RM187: 2011 Michigan SORA: Retroactive Application Deemed Unconstitutional appeared first on Registry Matters. [Read more...]

Listen to RM186: Permanent Injunction For PFR Against Popup Day Care https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm186-permanent-injunction-for-pfr-against-popup-day-care/ 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 RM186: Permanent Injunction For PFR Against Popup Day Care 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. 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...]