There has to be a special place in Hell

By Sandy . . . After several months, the Corona Virus – Covid-19 – shows no signs of abating. Indeed, it is spiking with higher numbers than at any previous point in some states. New Mexico is one of these. Social distancing and staying-at-home when possible, along with frequent handwashing and disinfecting of the environment, are known to be the…

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NARSOL E.D. quoted in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

By Timothy Eggert . . .  The state’s criminal code completely bars child sex offenders from entering public parks, despite an exception written into a similar but separate part of the law, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled last week. The 5-2 majority held that the exception in Section 11-9.3(a-10) of the Illinois Criminal Code of 2012, which allows child sex offenders…

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“The ‘sex offense legal regime’ ” pronounced a failure

By Paul M. Renfro . . . The “sex offense legal regime,” which has developed alongside mass incarceration over the last forty years, has failed. US sex offender registries now list nearly one million people. Federal, state, and local ordinances prohibit convicted sex offenders from living within a certain distance of schools, parks, day care centers, and other spaces where children…

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NCRSOL E. D. wants to educate public about sex offense registry

By Anton L. Delgado . . . When Dwayne Daughtry meets someone for the first time, it rarely starts with an introduction. “Every day I feel like I’m reliving my crime all over again,” Daughtry said. “When people talk to me, the first thing they want to hear about is what I did — not what I do or who…

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PA Supreme Court sends Commonwealth v. Torsilieri back to local court

Originally published at parsol.org; reprinted in full with permission. By Josiah . . . The PA Supreme Court (SCOPA) filed their opinions on Com. v. George Torsilieri on June 16 regarding the constitutionality of PA’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Revised Subchapter H. Mr. Torsilieri and his attorneys argued that SORNA is based on outdated legislative findings and…

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African Americans disproportionately represented on sex offender registries

By Sandy . . . At this time of public outrage and demands for meaningful criminal justice reform, one area in need of serious attention is the racial make-up of our states’ sexual offense registries. In 2018 a study was done that has been largely ignored. It shows conclusively that in every state in the union except one – Michigan…

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THANK YOU to everyone for a very successful NARSOL LIVE

By Richard . . . WHEW!  “It is done,” was my personal thought at 4:30 p.m. Saturday the 13th.  But the feeling was pure excitement and satisfaction.  The NARSOL LIVE Webcast has concluded, and the simple comment “Well received” is the clear result.  It is with some personal pride that I say the Conference Operations Committee did an outstanding job…

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Time to quit complaining

Originally published at NCRSOL and reprinted with permission. By Phoebe . . . For starters, just know that I am a real person with real emotions.  I work really hard to keep a positive attitude, despite my circumstances.  However, I need to say this.  I am sick and tired of whiners during this COVID-19 pandemic.  “Oh, I am stuck at home.  Oh, I can’t go…

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Residency restrictions challenge continues in Miami-Dade County, FL

By Alex Pickett . . . An attorney for two Florida sex offenders asked an 11th Circuit panel Tuesday to reinstate a lawsuit challenging residency restrictions in Miami-Dade County that effectively rendered them homeless. The unnamed offenders, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, filed a lawsuit in 2014 against Miami-Dade County, claiming an ordinance that prevented certain sex offenders from living…

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