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For sex crimes, prison conditions extend beyond prison walls

By Roger Lancaster . . . The criminal justice reform bill, hopefully dubbed the First Step Act, represents a real accomplishment — a positive development in otherwise conservative times. It is all the more remarkable that a reactionary president, who ran a tough-on-crime campaign, is now poised to sign the bill. But let’s not overstate matters. The bill essentially tweaks an otherwise…

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Successful SO re-entry program in Texas in jeopardy from TX Parole Board

By Sandy . . . New Name Ministries, a faith-based organization, is headquartered in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. The past fifteen years have seen the community safe residential re-entry program for sex offenders grow from a fledgling pioneer in sex offender re-entry to a well-respected organization recognized as experts in sex offender residential re-entry. Having served hundreds of former sexual…

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It’s not too late!

Please help continue the fight against sex offender registries by making a generous contribution to NARSOL’s foundation and legal fund right now. With gifts from hundreds of registered citizens, their families, supporters and friends, your gift to Vivante Espero will sustain our efforts to educate the general public, challenge seriously bad laws, and continue growing the nation’s most important civil rights movement.…

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Thanks to NARSOL volunteers for manning our holiday helpline

The holiday season, which is so loaded with high expectations and wishes and memories, can be stressful for anybody. But it can be especially challenging for persons required to register and for their loved ones. Supervision rules, housing and proximity restrictions, stigma, rejection… all can be major stressors at this time of year.  NARSOL offered, for the first time, a fully…

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RM56: Has America turned the corner on CJ reform?

The First Step Act passed the senate this week. As a Christmas bonus, we cover the bill and its passage. We have been covering its passage (or stalling really) for the past month to finally reach this point. First Step Act passed the senate 87-12 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/s271 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-overwhelmingly-backs-overhaul-of-criminal-justice-system/2018/12/18/89efffb6-02e7-11e9-9122-82e98f91ee6f_story.html https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018/12/19/18148413/first-step-act-senate-criminal-justice-reform-sweeping-overhaul https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018/12/18/18140973/first-step-act-criminal-justice-reform-senate-congress Helpline available Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Reroll of the quote: Quote:…

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