SORNA Registration Equal to Being “In Custody”

For a federal court to consider a habeas petition, the petitioner must be “in custody” at the time the petition is filed. Past cases have found custody to include parole restrictions, own-recognizance release pending appeal, and community service obligations. Today, the Third Circuit held that the requirements that come with registration under Pennsylvania’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act satisfy…

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Police Investigating After Registered Sex Offender Killed In Pottawatomie County

[news9.com – 2/26/19] POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Oklahoma – The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting near Macomb. A gunshot victim, 60-year-old Harry L. Venosdel Jr., was found around 5 p.m. Sunday, February 24, at his home located off White Oaks Lane. Venosdel Jr. was discovered by others who live on the same plot […] [Read More]

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NARSOL VA advocate: VA General Assembly legalizes shelter discrimination

By Sandy . . . When the next freeze hits Virginia, or the next hurricane threatens the eastern seaboard, that state will join others in which persons on a sexual offense registry can – and will – legally be denied entrance to emergency shelters. The two houses of the Virginia Assembly, each unable to agree on the other’s version of…

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Registry Matters Episode 65: What a Surprise! (Alleged) victims do lie

In this episode of Registry Matters: We answer a listener comment comparing the Alabama decision versus marking passports; A new listener asks a question regarding federal supervision from one state to another; Circling back to the recent case with the actor alleging assault, turns out it was staged; A Georgia attorney uses his legislative position to delay court for his…

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The Importations of Reconviction Rates.

Why the actual re-offense rates are important pertaining to the total number of people who are already on the registry compared with the percentage of those who are then later reconvicted of a new sexually related crime. This is a simple one, the fact is that the registry and community notification laws are based on the premise that people who…

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Bill to track sex offenders when moving

A new bill making its way through the Missouri House is seeking to track some of the state’s most dangerous sex offenders when moving between counties. Sponsored by Missouri Rep. Randy Pietzman of Troy, Missouri, House Bill No. 2653 would require offenders who have been convicted of first-degree child molestation to wear an electronic monitoring […] [Read More]

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