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Latest Posts on NARSOL.org
NARSOL’s Vander Wall quoted in aftermath of Omaha registrant murder
By Sydnie Holzfaster . . . A shooting in North Omaha has sparked concerns over the state sex offender registry. Following the death of Mattieo Condoluci, members of the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) are calling for the state to remove the public state sex offender registry. “If he was not on the registry I have no doubt…Read more
NARSOL demands the end to state-sponsored facilitation of vigilante murders
On May 16, in Omaha, Nebraska, James Fairbanks went to the home of Mattieo Condoluci, an individual on the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry, and shot him to death. Fairbanks had identified Condoluci from the registry. He turned himself in and is awaiting charges. This is a pattern we have seen played out over the years, registrants murdered by vigilantes using…Read more
Colorado Supreme Court allows man to stop registering
By Michael Karlik . . . In a 4-3 decision, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that a criminal defendant was entitled to his request to de-register as a sex offender because he completed the terms of his probationary sentence and therefore no longer had a conviction under the law. A district court agreed with the prosecution, claiming that the…Read more
Just what is Vivante Espero and what does it do?
By Larry . . . We recently received a letter written by a prisoner asking specifics on what the Vivante Espero Foundation does. The writer suggested that he would consider supporting us if we addressed his concerns. We view the letter as an opportunity to help our readers who are incarcerated better understand what we do since most incarcerated individuals …Read more
An encouraging win in Pennsylvania
By Larry . . . T.S. v. Pennsylvania State Police was just decided by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth Court is the intermediate court of appeals which leaves open the door for the state to seek review in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. This case has the potential to remove a significant number of people from the state’s sex…Read more
PA court rules some aspects of sex offender registry constitute punishment
By Sandy . . . The case is T.S. v. Pennsylvania State Police; the decision can be viewed here. A legal representative with PARSOL — Pennsylvania Assoc. for Rational Sexual Offense Laws — stated, “[The decision] is GOOD. It will be most helpful with our push to reform how the SVP label is applied just arbitrarily . . . Read more
The Coronavirus as seen through the eyes of our Insiders
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, published in the Digest, offer unique perspectives on life behind bars. With the onset of Covid-19, the Coronavirus, emails have come in to us from federal prisons all over the country through the BOP Corrlinks Program. Too voluminous to publish in one Digest, we offer them here, on the serialized section of our blog, roughly in chronological order….Read more
Humans on the Registry
As a registered citizen I was concerned about being on a public registry for life. I was concerned that I would be harassed at home and/or my vehicle would be vandalized. Fortunately, I have not had any personal safety issues…Read more
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Beware of scams targeting those on the registry
A year ago NARSOL began tracking reports of scams targeting those who are on the sex offender registry. We are deeply concerned about this and committed to taking whatever steps we can to help protect the well-being of our members and contacts by making them aware of this situation. Read post