SC Call for Registry Reform

RSOL Executive Director Brenda Jones calls for registry reform in the wake of a double murder in South Carolina. GREENVILLE, SC FOX Carolina 21– At its heart, law enforcement agencies across the country say that the sex offender registry is a great resource when used. For example, when people are moving into a neighborhood, or perhaps if they have questions…

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RSOL Calls for Immediate Moratorium on SC Sex Offender Registry; Demands Response from Gov. Haley

Reform Sex Offender Laws, Inc. (RSOL) denounces the brutal murders of Gretchen and Charles Parker and calls for immediate action to be taken to render sex offender registries less effective as vigilante hit lists. We specifically ask South Carolina governor Nikki Haley to use her executive powers to remove registrants’ street addresses from public view until the Legislature can consider…

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The Sex Offender Battle

There is a battle going on. It is exemplified perfectly in these two opposing headlines that were right next to each other in a list of subject-related articles: “Prevent Rape and Kidnapping With a Sex Offender Map Online” and “Nature of sex crimes limits registry’s effectiveness.” The first is an advertisement posing as an article: it is touting the necessity…

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Can I Travel Overseas?

Can I get a passport? Are there places that I can’t go if I am on a sex offender registry in the United States? How about just in the U.S.? Get the answers to these questions and more at the RSOL “Justice for All” Conference starting August 29 in Los Angeles. The workshop “Registered Traveler,” presented by Virginia Hall, CA…

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What Else Will I Find at the Conference?

Do you get frustrated when you read statements about sexual offense issues that you know aren’t true? Want to know more about what are facts and what are not and learn how to counter the misinformation? You’ll want to check out Derek Logue’s presentation, “Sex Offender Myth Busters.” Derek has spent years researching this topic. Many of us want to…

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What Will You Learn at the Conference?

Maybe you would like to know more about federal sentencing guidelines in child pornography cases. Gilbert Schaffnit, an attorney, and Dr. Eric Imhoff, a psychotherapist and nationally recognized expert on pornography offense issues, are teaming up with a workshop based on that very topic. Possibly you have an interest in knowing all about SORNA but find it confusing. Pennsylvania RSOL…

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Where ARE Those Missing Sex Offenders? or A Lie Told Often Enough Becomes the Truth

As long ago as 2003, based on the misapplication of an estimate, the number “100,000” was coupled with the phrase “missing sex offenders,” and America’s own Big Lie was born. By the time the phrase was showing up on child-advocacy websites, even those with government backing such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the old adage was…

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Professional Survey Request: Registry Compliance Checks

Nicole Pittman, author of “Raised on the Registry,” is seeking information for another investigative project. This is from Nicole: Dear Potential Participant, My name is Nicole Pittman and I am a national expert on the harmful application of sex offender registration and notification laws to children. On May 1, 2013, I completed a nationwide investigation into the harmful impact of…

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