NARSOL’s Weekly Newsletter 2-29-2020

REMINDER: The next NARSOL in Action conference call is Monday, March 2nd, from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. EST. If you haven’t already, we ask that you signup here so that we know how many people will be listening in. We will be discussing what’s likely to happen next in three important cases pending in Michigan, Georgia and New Mexico. Read more about Monday’s NARSOL in…

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I am not my crime

By The Outspoken Offender… Introduction First and foremost, I’m not my crime. I believe this is one of the most powerful and important statements that people should hear. And not just for me, but for the countless others that have been convicted of a crime, including people living on the registry. This isn’t a statement that condones what I’ve done…

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MI: State of Michigan set to pay $80M to settle sex abuse suit with former juvenile offenders

[detroitnews.com – 2/27/20] The Michigan Department of Corrections will pay $80 million to settle a lawsuit with former juvenile offenders who claimed they were sexually abused in Michigan prisons between October 2010 and February 2020, state officials said Thursday. Pending final approval April 9, the state will pay $25 million immediately, $15 million by October, $25 million by […] [Read More]

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FL: Department of Juvenile Justice refuses to accept 15-year-old charged with possession of child pornography

[palmcoastobserver.com] In 2018 under the direction of Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office began participating with the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The ICAC Task Force consists of state and local law enforcement who are dedicated to developing effective responses to the online enticement of children by sexual predators, child […] [Read More]

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NARSOL Affiliates Join in Amicus Brief

Several NARSOL Affiliates, including: FAIR (Families Advocating Intelligent Registries), FAC (Florida Action Committee), Illinois Voices, Oklahoma Voices and PARSOL (Pennsylvania Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws), have joined with W.A.R. (Women Against the Registry) and ACSOL (Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offender Laws) in an amicus brief to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Willman v. United State…

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A family-centered option for dealing with intra-family sexual abuse

Reprinted in full with permission. By John Ulrich . . . Kristen Burgess took a courageous step forward (Record-Eagle, Jan. 5) to shed light on the community’s response to intrafamilial sexual abuse. When I started my career in 1987, there were “family-centered” programs for parents who decided not to divorce after intrafamilial child sexual abuse. Families were ordered into long-term…

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Utah Stepmom Pleads Guilty To Avoid Registry

By Zuri Davis Faced with the possibility of being placed on a sex offender registry for 10 years, Utah’s Tilli Buchanan has instead pleaded guilty to lesser charges after being prosecuted for appearing topless in front of her stepchildren. Prosecutors claimed in court that Buchanan purposefully stripped in front of the children while under the influence of alcohol and told…

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Update on legislation in Tennessee that would force families to separate

By Sandy . . . We first reported on this in June of last year. The Tennessee legislature had just passed a bill, due to take effect July 1, 2019, with a single provision added to an already existing statute: It would disallow the right of parents to be alone with or live in the same home with their own…

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