Abolish the sex offender registry

[thenorthernlight.org – 4/29/19] It’s not easy to come to the defense of nonviolent sex offenders. Any lawmaker that considers reforming the excessively-punitive registry will start out on the losing side of the public’s perception. For starters, there is an erroneous assumption that the registry entirely comprises of rapists and pedophiles. On top of that, sex […] [Read More]

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Opinion: Abolish the Registry

This is an article from The Northern Light Newspaper, in Alaska, that examines the issues that the registry creates. It’s not easy to come to the defense of nonviolent sex offenders. Any lawmaker that considers reforming the excessively-punitive registry will start out on the losing side of the public’s perception. For starters, there is an erroneous assumption that the registry…

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Registry Matters episode 74: Lacy v. Butts 5th Amendment self incrimination

In episode 74 of Registry Matters. Larry and Andy are joined by John from Vermont who is joining us to broaden our horizons: A proposed bill in Congress  ponders if college should be more accessible to those incarcerated; Baltimore prosecutors are determined to convict someone where evidence strongly suggests otherwise; 23 states harshly punish minors for sexting; Cities are using…

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IN: 7th Circuit rules DOC sex offender program violates Constitution

[theindianalawyer.com – 4/26/19] Finding the disclosures provide information that any law enforcement agent “would love to have,” the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled Indiana’s requirement that sex offender inmates give detailed accounts of their past actions violates the Constitution’s protections against self-incrimination. Donald Lacy, a sex offender inmate in the Indiana Department of […] [Read More]

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Notice to world: Those on the registry are not second-class citizens

By Sandy . . . This is a special announcement about some special people. People who are affected by the registry laws are doing so many wonderful things. We have a group of great people in our Humans on the Registry Project – and we want more. Please check it out and apply if you have a positive story to…

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Continual Shame

By Mike… I was Convicted in 1996 for child molestation in Washington state. I was sentenced to four months’ work release, two-year drug and alcohol class, two-year domestic violence class and six years of cognitive therapy. I completed my sentence and was released from the DOC in 2001. I registered with the King County Sheriff’s … [Read more…]

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