URGENT: RSOL joins with ACLU to defend property rights of registrants

Registered citizens are in danger of being removed from their homes at a moment’s notice. That’s exactly the threat facing a significant number of registrants in Rhode Island right now. Why should you care? Because if Rhode Island succeeds in removing registered citizens from their homes retroactively and without any due process, this and similar legislation will quickly spread to…

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RSOL Board of Directors: public notification, harsher laws not the answer

On December 1, 2015, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary in Massachusetts held a hearing on a number of proposed sex offender bills. Every proposal is one that will increase the difficulty of registrants to live peacefully with their families in the community. None of the proposals give any indication of following facts, evidence, or research. Paul Shannon, one of RSOL’s…

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RSOL Chair to Mass lawmakers: registration is government-sanctioned prejudice, segregation of citizens

By Katie Lannan, State House News Service . . . A host of bills dealing with sex offender registration encountered pushback Tuesday from advocates and offenders who urged lawmakers to consider whether the measures were meant to prevent recidivism or to serve as additional punishments. Legislation now before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary includes measures that would establish restrictions…

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