AZ: Sheraton hotel under fire for allowing SO counseling group to meet

A Phoenix behavioral counseling group specializing with sex offenders announced that it will no longer hold sessions at a resort hotel. Per a CBS 5 Investigation, sex offenders in the Mountain Valley Counseling program were filmed all throughout the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. Offenders were seen wandering halls, lounging poolside, and surfing the web in the lobby during lunch breaks.…

Read More

Time, money wasted by federal government on SO compliance check

The Marshalltown Police Department along with U.S. Marshal Service recently announced the completion of a sex offender compliance operation. The operation was conducted back on Sept. 21 to ensure all registered sex offenders in Marshalltown remain compliant with statutory requirements. A total of 69 sex offender compliance checks occurred during this operation resulting in no arrests. All 69 sex offenders…

Read More

Does anyone really understand recidivism?

By Sandy…. The recent post about incorrect information put forth as fact on “The View” has prompted some lively discussion about the term “recidivism” and the difficulty — and even sometimes the wisdom — of engaging in accurate discussions about it. This has prompted me to recall a blog post I wrote several years ago on this subject, and I…

Read More

The ladies of “The View” need glasses

By Robin and Sandy . . . On “The View,” September 25, program regular Sunny Hostin said, in response to the announcement that Anthony Weiner had been sentenced to 21 months for sexting with a minor, that she felt the sentence was inappropriate and had she been prosecutor, she would have asked for a longer term. She justified this by saying…

Read More

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

By John Bacon . . . Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former Congressman who pleaded guilty in May to sexting with a 15-year-old girl, was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison. Weiner, 53, also faces spending the rest of his life as a registered sex offender for his lengthy and lurid social media contacts with the North Carolina teen. Weiner cried in…

Read More

Is civil commitment protection, punishment, prison–or purgatory?

By Maurice Chammah…. If someone finishes a prison sentence for a violent sexual crime, but might still be dangerous, should he be released? How do you know if he’s dangerous? And when does it violate his rights to hold him? On Monday, the Supreme Court is considering whether to hear a case that stems from these questions, a challenge to…

Read More