NARSOL 2019 conference in Houston, TX

The National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) is pleased to announce that registration for the 11th national conference is officially open! In order to take advantage of the special early bird rate, be sure to register for the conference as soon as possible (this rate will definitely end soon and may not be extended). Members of NARSOL are…

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Hawaii’s homeless registrants

By Michael McKay . . . Hawaii is one of 20 U.S. states that does not currently have residency restrictions of any kind for people on the sexual offense registry. That, however, may be about to change. Legislators in Hawaii are considering a bill that would make it illegal for any person on the sexual offense registry to reside within…

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Registry Matters Episode 61: When does the registry become punitive?

An action packed episode with live guests! Rick from Florida joins to provide some conservative view points; Halloween bill prevents registrants from Halloween activities – but it’s really vague; ACLU files class action in Michigan; If you have a mental illness, you might not be released from prison on your release date; Constitutional rights violations of indigent persons in Louisiana;…

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Arkansas joins Halloween hysteria myths

Dealing with Halloween issues in January seems a bit bizarre, but when legislatures insist on pushing through bills based on sex offender/Halloween hysteria, it must be dealt with. That is what Arkansas is doing, and NARSOL and our Arkansas affiliate organization Time After Time want to know why. Sold as necessary to protect children, this bill prohibits a portion of…

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NARSOL seeking candidates for its board of directors

The Nominating Committee (NC) of the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) is seeking board of director applicants. The application deadline is May 31, 2019, and applicants from every walk of life and profession are welcome to apply. All applicants will be screened and vetted first by the Nominating Committee’s Application Review Sub-committee. Qualified applicants, as determined by…

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UNTOUCHABLE available January 15, 2019

Untouchable, the award-winning documentary that takes an unflinching look at sex offenders, the laws used to punish them, and the people behind the making of those laws, will be available for personal streaming January 15th, on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. Look for it also at your public or institutional library that subscribes to Kanopy. This award-winning documentary (Tribeca Film Festival – Albert Maysles New Documentary…

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Registry Matters episode 60: SO registration requires sex offense conviction

We are proud to release episode 60 of the Registry Matters Podcast. This week’s program: A listener asks a question about conflict of interest with judges and should they recuse themselves; Patron Jeff asks what does it mean when the circuit courts are split; New York is about to make conversion therapy illegal; FCC judge rules registrants cannot use ham…

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NARSOL, Vivante boards prepare for expansion, revise vision & mission

By Robin . . . The combined boards of NARSOL and its foundation Vivante Espero met for three days of intensive work and training at its annual retreat in Houston, Texas, from January 11-13.  Joined remotely by two directors who were unable to be in attendance, all ten directors spent Friday giving serious scrutiny to NARSOL’s existing vision and mission…

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