NM Senator Speaks Out for Reform

“From good to better to stupendous!” That was Lloyd Swartz, president of Reform Sex Offender Law’s New Mexico affiliate, describing the national organization’s fourth annual 3-day conference that closed Sunday at the Ramada Conference Center in Albuquerque. RSOL’s Executive Director Brenda Jones opened the official meeting by emphasizing the RSOL Vision—“Sexual offense laws that are based on equal justice and…

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Challenge of Pennsylvania Senate Bill 1183

On December 20, RSOL sent a press release to 130 news outlets, and a few legislators, primarily in PA, announcing that it would soon challenge sections of Senate Bill 1183 (Pennsylvania’s new sex offender registration requirements) on multiple constitutional grounds. Constitutional challenges to AWA and other legislation and laws that affect our advocacy are meeting with some success. Just look…

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2013 National Conference

RSOL’s National Conference, “Justice for All,” will be held in Los Angeles (near LAX) from August 29 – Sept. 1, 2013. The RSOL National Conference provides an opportunity to interact and network with researchers, mental health professionals, criminal justice practitioners, and advocates interested in reforming current law, policy, and treatment of former sexual offenders. We are certain that everyone will benefit from…

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National RSOL Endorses, Supports Legal Action Against Websites

March 20, 2013, legal action was filed in a CA federal district court against websites that post personal information about those who are or were identified as registered sex offenders and then charge sums of money to remove the information. CA attorney and CA Reform Sex Offender Law’s president Janice Bellucci charges in the action that federal and state laws…

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Tales from the Registry Website

In the current political and social climate, the voices of registrants and their families are drowned out by many factors. Fear of vigilantes, unwanted media attention, and shame for being required to register are major concerns. RSOL believes every person’s voice should be heard on this very important subject. Therefore, after months of work, we have relaunched our Tales from…

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Challenge to PA Sex Offender Law Begins

Challenge to PA Sex Offender Law Begins National Group Cites Costs and Unconstitutional Provisions January 2, 2013 Reform Sex Offender Laws Inc. (RSOL) recently announced plans to challenge sections of Senate Bill 1183 (Pennsylvania’s new sex offender registration requirements) on multiple constitutional grounds (see first press release here). Today, RSOL began the process of notifying registered persons throughout Pennsylvania regarding…

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Temporary Restraining Order filed on another California ordinance!

A temporary restraining order (TRO) was filed today in federal district court requesting that enforcement of a sex offender ordinance in the City of Lancaster be halted. “The Lancaster ordinance denies the civil rights of more than 100,000 individuals and families in California,” stated Janice Bellucci, President of California Reform Sex Offender Laws (RSOL).  “It prohibits people who made a…

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Plan to fight in Texas (HB 23)

Civil Rights Group Questions Constitutionally of Proposal     Reform Sex Offender Laws, Inc. (RSOL) plans to oppose Texas House Bill 23, a proposal that was recently filed by State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (D-San Antonio). The legislation would require all of Texas’s 72,000 + registered sex offenders, whether or not still under supervision and whether or not the registerable…

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