The case of the malicious sheriff

Newbie Georgia Republican legislator Sam Moore has struck a blow–albeit an unpopular one–for constitutional rights, fact-based legislation, and common sense. His bill would remove restrictions on registered citizens, once their sentences are satisfied, that restrict their movements and prohibit their presence in places such as schools and parks. Shocking as it is in Georgia, there are many jurisdictions throughout the…

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Troubling consequences of federal child pornography laws

February 19, 2014 By Andrew Extein, MSW Co-authored by Galen Baughman I. Until Dec. 11, 2013, Jesse Ryan Loskarn was a popular chief of staff for a Tennessee senator. But on that winter day, police broke down the door of his rowhouse in southeast Washington, D.C., and searched for the illegal digital items that had led them there: explicit videos…

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RSOL quoted in international wire service article

Deep in the swamps of southern Florida, Miracle Village lies miles away from the nearest town, surrounded by sugar cane fields. Nearby, the irrigation canals are swarming with alligators. While the name suggests an idyllic rural getaway, the former plantation near Pahokee now is almost exclusively home to men who spent time in prison for sex crimes. Video here. Article…

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RSOL | SLAP workshop rescheduled; Bellucci to present

Scarlet Legal Action Project (SLAP) We are optimistic that 2014 will be a big year for the SLAP. Plans for the year include: continuing our support  of constitutional challenges in cases we have identified that a victory would impact the quality of life a significant number of registered persons; and conducting regular telephonic workshops where attorneys and legal professionals answer…

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Hindrances to successful sex offender re-entry

Compiled by Reform Sex Offender Laws, Inc. http://nationalrsol.org/   Facilitating successful reentry is always a challenging endeavor, but with sex offenders specifically, several unique dynamics and barriers make the transition even more difficult. For example, myths about sex offenders and victims, inflated recidivism rates, claims that sex offender treatment is ineffective, and highly publicized cases involving predatory offenders fuel negative…

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