Civil rights group demands statistical evidence supporting specious sex offender legislation

For Immediate Release December 2, 2013 Cambridge, MA–The city of San Antonio, Texas has, for the past few months and in spite of calls for evidence that it is needed, been moving along legislation to ban registered sex offenders from living close to a city park, entering one, or even walking too slowly past one. The official language reads as…

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The support help line

See update at Resources>Support Hotline November 1st Women Against Registry took what was formerly known as the SOSEN Hotline and transitioned it to a ray of hope for registrants and families alike.  We have, to date, thirteen folks who have volunteered; eight of those have been officially trained and are responding to calls in real time and emails as received.…

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RSOL denounces legislation to force castration on sex offenders

“It’s barbaric,” said Brenda Jones, executive director of Reform Sex Offender Laws, Inc. “There’s no other word for it.” She was speaking of the legislation proposed in Alabama by state representative Steve Hurst. This is the fourth time that Hurst has proposed this bill. It is pre-filed for the 2014 legislative session and would require any sex offender over the…

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Madison County school system’s absurd policy led to teenage boy’s suicide

Reform Sex Offender Laws, Inc. (RSOL) adds its voice to Women Against Registry in protest against the Madison County Alabama School System’s policy that contributed to the suicide of fifteen-year-old Christian Adamek. On September 27, Christian shed his clothes and streaked onto the football field during a game at his high school in Huntsville, Alabama. Rather than react with reasonable…

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Getting Sex Offender Management Right

Every once in a while, someone will get it right. Here are three articles, all just out, that give accurate, fact-based information and opinions regarding sex offender management and treatment. “Sex Offenders Aren’t all Monsters,” written by Dianne Frazee-Walker, appears in a blog titled Prison Law News. Referring often to Nicole Pitman’s Human Rights Watch report on juvenile offenders, this…

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Halloween hysteria at all-time high

HALLOWEEN HYSTERIA AT ALL-TIME HIGH ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION SUGGESTS AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH Reform Sex Offender Laws, Inc. (RSOL) calls on the media to reevaluate the sensationalized reporting of law-enforcement’s annual Halloween activities that are purportedly intended to keep children safe from registered sex offenders. Every Halloween, teams of reporters fan out across the nation filming multi-agency task forces as the officers…

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Civil rights group calls for DA Kari Brandenburg to vigorously prosecute vigilantes

Cambridge MA­­—Reform Sex Offender Laws Inc. (RSOL) calls on Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg to follow the recommendation of the Albuquerque Police Department and vigorously prosecute Emilio Chavez III and all others responsible for the savage beating of Dylan Maho on September 5th. According to police reports, Mr. Chavez has proudly admitted to administering “street justice” to an accused…

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Los Angeles Conference Successful, Informative, and Inspiring

Written by Robin Vanderwall with personal comments from Lynn Gilmore Advocates and supporters of reforming sex offender laws from throughout the nation converged on its second largest city over the Labor Day holiday weekend to participate in RSOL’s sixth national conference, “Justice for All.” From the evening of Thursday, August 29, through the late morning of Sunday, September 1, the…

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