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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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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7th Circuit: Indiana SO program violates constitutional protection

By Marilyn Odendahl . . . 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 Correction, filed a…

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Michigan ACLU: “The registry is broken”

By Clifton French . . . Could the sex offender registry soon be a thing of the past? The American Civil Liberties Union wants to possibly get rid of it, saying the registry doesn’t work. Right now, there are two cases out of Michigan, including a class action lawsuit, claiming several parts of the registry are unconstitutional. “In August 2016,…

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Redemption, forgiveness, restorative justice: Whatever it’s called, it must be for ALL

By Sandy . . . There’s a new phrase in town, and it’s catching on like wildfire. April 29th is the start date for a new CNN program based on this phrase. It is called The Redemption Project, and you don’t have to read very far before – there it is: restorative justice. It is based on the reality that…

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Episodes 72 & 73 of Registry Matters Podcast

In the latest two episodes of Registry Matters: In episode 72: A study finds adolescents are having sex before age 13; 2020 candidates propose allowing incarcerated people to vote; Candidate in Australia opposes spending $8M bucks on a registry, but there are “gotchas”; FOSTA-SESTA laws have paved the way for extreme alternatives; A  deep dive opinion piece into the inconsistencies…

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