PA: High Court will again review sex offender registration

Two years ago, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court shook up long-settled orthodoxy by ruling that the state’s sex offender registration law, otherwise known as SORNA (Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act) was punishment. The case, Commonwealth v. Muniz, 164 A.3d 1189 (Pa. 2018), presented the Court with two questions: whether people who committed their crimes before […] [Read More]

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Pennsylvania and SORNA: Take two

By Aaron J. Marcus . . . Two years ago, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court shook up long-settled orthodoxy by ruling that the state’s sex offender registration law, otherwise known as SORNA (Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act) was punishment. The case, Commonwealth v. Muniz, 164 A.3d 1189 (Pa. 2018), presented the Court with two questions: whether people who committed their crimes before the…

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KABF’s It Could Be You honored by Central Arkansas Coalition

On February 7, 2019, KABF’s It Could Be You and its host John S received a special award from the Central Arkansas Re-Entry Coalition (CARE) for providing a voice to so many organizations involved with criminal justice reform and re-entry programs for returning citizens. The award was given at CARE’s 2019 Award Luncheon and presented by CARE Director Leta Anthony.…

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Registry Matters Episode 71: Illinois rules for sex offenders unconstitutional

In this first episode of April, we received a large number of questions and voicemail, and we cover a wide range of topics: Strong support shown for people using or purchasing products manufactured by those who hire formerly incarcerated people; A man in Missouri soon to be executed requested a different method of execution, and SCOTUS denied it; the 8th…

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