Stories About Humans Needed Now!

By Brenda . . . It has often been said that until we can start changing the public’s perception of what “sex offender” means, we have an uphill battle. The best way to do that is to help folks encounter people who are living with public registration and see that they are ordinary, even EXTRA-ordinary, human beings.

This is the motive behind Humans On the Registry.

Lawmakers and policy makers all across the country hear only the fear-mongering stories about monsters, predators, and bogey-men. They find little reason to question the many false assumptions brought to them by their constituents. And their constituents are of course just as frightened, for all the wrong reasons.

But meeting just ONE person, one genuine, decent human being who happens to be on a public registry, can plant a seed of doubt — a thought that maybe those assumptions are wrong. And if more and more persons step forward with a story, those seeds will grow and a new story will replace the false ones.

The public needs to hear stories from registrants from all walks of life, sharing the things that bring them joy, fill them with pride, and make them glad they are alive. Yes, there is a time from your past that gave you a label you’d like to shake, but you have found a way forward now, in spite of the over-reaching laws that try to keep you down.

Come share that story on Humans on the Registry ​ —

Help us break those stereotypes and put a human face on this difficult issue.



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Brenda Jones

Brenda is NARSOL's executive director. She is also the layout editor for the Digest, serves as affiliate coordinator for our affiliates, contacts, and advocates, and oversees special projects such as Fearless, the state WIKI, and Humans on the Registry.

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    • #21974 Reply
      Tod siegel

      Hi, I sent in a positive story regarding international travel, not sure if you just post that on the travel section, but you are more than welcome to use that story in this section as well.

      • #21978 Reply
        Robin Vander Wall
        Robin Vander Wall

        Here it is on the Tales website. Feel free to copy and paste wherever you like:

      • #22008 Reply

        I posted this question to you in the Tales from the Registry on your story but I’ll repost it here;

        You mention being “out of the system”, does that mean you are off the registry or just off of supervision? Because the way I see it, if you’re out of the system entirely (fulfilled your registration time) why would you have to keep registering during travel?
        Could you elaborate on this a bit more?

        • #22829 Reply

          First time poster, lifer registrant. I think he means he is no longer in prison/in jail or under parole or probation. I feel that being under the dark shadow of the registry I will never be completely off or out of the system. IML is another example of ex post facto and the addition of punishment that I have already been sentenced for what I have done back in 2014. Seems it will never end. I have friends/relatives in the UK that I will never get to go visit again. If that isn’t punishment I don’t know what is. Thank you all on this site for what you have and are actively doing. I will be sending donations to keep the cause going when possible.

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      Cocoa Bliss

      So this boy Anthony gave his father to the United States . His father was never home, he was in charge of a carrier, militar. His father was a good man madly in love with his mother but both alcoholic, so alcoholic that destroy his childhood. The father had rehabilitation but the mother as expulses together with Anthony from the militar base to live in a trailer park. So life with an absent father always in war and an alcoholic mother and abusive didn’t get any better forcing Anthony be always in the streets, raise by streets. Street and a boy always bring problems and so it did. An aunt of New York who couldn’t have children felt sad for her nephew, and took him in at the age of 17, but it wasn’t easy for Anthony nor for the poor Aunt. He stole from the aunt some checks. The aunt could forgive but not the uncle. Old now Anthony at his 20s hiding with a church priest and his family. Police found him, in months later in jail out of the blue the daughter of the priest scandalize the family by saying that it was the boy who went to jail. So Anthony now in prison for checks get charges. Public attorney, no money, no support, no father, no matter was advice to plea guilty for Endangerment Welfare of a child in order to do not go to trial. So Anthony is 9 months accepting charges of a daughter of a priest. Was she pregnant so she had to blame someone? What better than blame the boy that was arrested in her house. He never found out… they were not even friends, just met and chat a while.
      So Anthony make sure to be a good guy and with effort find the right road of work and keep him
      Away from the streets and to stop blaming his mother, the country , the militars and his aunt who did press charges and wanted to teach him a lesson. Now, with no one make his own life. Suddenly st home in 1999 police approach his house with his family and he had to start registering in the local olive for 10 years, then after years moving to PA he had to register 15 years, so again he did, now he moved to LA he had to register for 25 years.. ohh and now he is Tier 2 Dangerous child predator all over the internet, then fed up and divorced searching for a new life he left the country, visa expired, he has a warrant for not registering for 30 years. Now undocumented overseas. Stateless and without identification looking for assylum with his family to protect his life and future. He is being request to be deported by the US embassy and he is scare and so am I -his wife.

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