This past week at NARSOL

NARSOL’s 2020 Live Webcast will be on June 12th and 13th. SIGNUP TODAY! Latest Posts on NARSOL.org 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…

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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 . . . ”…

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Suit filed against Florida county for discrimination against registrant transition ministry

By Sandy . . . In December of 2019, we wrote a piece featuring missions and shelters around the country that include registrants among those they help. Among those featured was City Walk, a faith-based transition ministry whose motto “Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future” is shown as part of their deep-rooted belief system as they…

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Who Can We Believe?

By Sandy . . . A democracy works as it should only when the people trust their elected officials. Trust is not a given; it is earned, and the key to earning it is truthfulness, honesty, and candor. In this age of fake news, claims of fake news, and social media pundits who can spread both at the speed of…

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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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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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A mother’s frantic plea: Stop the evil that is happening inside our federal prisons

By Sandy . . . A mother whose son is incarcerated in a federal prison in Ohio and may have Covid-19 reached out to me. After verifying the facts she had given me, I wrote an article and sent it to all of the major newspapers in Ohio. The Vindicator printed it. They have edited the end, seriously weakening my…

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This time “No sex offenders allowed” could equal a death sentence

What a wonderful thing the city of Tampa, in conjunction with Catholic Charities, is doing. Concern for the homeless during these days of stay-at-home orders and advisories from the medical community to wash frequently and use hand sanitizer is in many people’s minds, but they are actually doing something about it. A homeless camp has been funded and erected consisting…

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Governmental responses to health crisis for registrants: some good; some bad

There have been no updates since 4/8 because there have been on news items or information sent to me on the topic since then. What does this mean? I am not sure. 4/8 UPDATE NV: Appears to be for the entire state. “ ‘Any registrant needing to update or change their information can visit the Offender Watch database at www.offenderwatchexpress.com. Changes…

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