The Coronavirus as seen through the eyes of our Insiders

Part III: Let everyone know what’s happening in here . . . We’re scared See also   Part I   Part II  Part IV   Part V   Part VI   Part VII   Part VIII   Part IX   Part X   Part XI  Part XII Eric 4/3 (North Carolina) Let all the news agencies you can, local and national as well as the ACLU, know what’s going…

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The Coronavirus as seen through the eyes of our Insiders

See also   Part I   Part III   Part IV   Part V   Part VI   Part VII   Part VIII   Part IX   Part X   Part XI  Part XII Jacob, as many other gifted writers before him, turns to humor, farce and satire to deal with a very serious issue. Part II: An emergency declaration to stop the ongoing spread of COVID-19 JACOB 3/21 WHEREAS…

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The Coronavirus as seen through the eyes of our Insiders

See also: Part II  Part III   Part IV   Part V   Part VI   Part VII   Part VIII   Part IX   Part X   Part XI  Part XII Who are the Insiders? They are the men and women, boys and girls incarcerated due a sexual crime conviction. NARSOL has received articles, op-eds, and original art from them for many years now, and their contributions,…

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Ramos v. Louisiana: new and fairer trials for hundreds convicted in Oregon and Louisiana

By E. King Alexander, Jr.  . . . Amidst intense political concern about the fate of Roe v. Wade (1973) particularly, and that of stare decisis (binding precedent doctrine) generally, the Supreme Court’s April 20 decision in Ramos v. Louisiana (6/3, majority opinion by Gorsuch) directly affects only criminal jury trials but also at least hundreds of felony convictions, albeit in just two states, Louisiana…

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Should “criminals” be left in prison to die of Covid-19? Some say yes

By Sandy . . . “Prisoner release schemes,” pronounces the heading of a piece by Stacy Washington in a Project 21 publication, “are total nonsense.” In this opinion she is joined by many state officials who, in spite of dire health warnings from the medical community, severely limit those eligible for early release or compassionate release to escape the almost…

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“I saw only the same quiet, gentle face I knew”

By Mark Thompson . . . My 77-year-old father is a quiet, gentle man, well-respected in the community, so we were all surprised when he was seen open-mouth kissing an 8-year-old in the backyard, in full view of neighbors and the kitchen window.  What would cause him to do a thing like that?  The victim’s parents called the police, who…

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Covid-19 and polygraphs

When NARSOL’s New Mexico affiliate Liberty and Justice Coalition discovered that the DOC was still requiring persons under community supervision to travel to a central location, often by public transit, and take a polygraph exam, they sent a cease and desist letter to the Corrections Department. LJC subsequently discovered that in-person sex offense group treatment sessions were also still being…

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“How much shame and suffering are enough?”

Editor’s note: This was a reply to a recent blog post on our site. After communicating with the author, the decision was made to post this as a separate blog entry. The writer wants to be known as a daughter who promotes kindness. By Jill . . . I want to thank all of the volunteers who are affiliated with…

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What keeps us safe? It’s sure not the sexual offense registry

Published 4/16 at Life on the List By Sandy Rozek Sex offenders have always been with us. Those who are convicted of committing rape and sexual assault and child molestation have always been punished and then released into the community. They were not registered. They did not have to “check in” with law enforcement once they were no longer on…

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