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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 week on NARSOL (March 29 – April 4 2020)

Latest Posts on NARSOL.org Maryland high court says sex offender registry is punishment By Steve Lash . . .  BALTIMORE, MD — A sharply divided Maryland high court ruled Tuesday that a convict’s placement on the Sex Offender Registry qualifies as “punishment” for a sex offense, meaning that all elements of the crime required for placement – such as the…

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Maryland high court says sex offender registry is punishment

By Steve Lash . . .  BALTIMORE, MD — A sharply divided Maryland high court ruled Tuesday that a convict’s placement on the Sex Offender Registry qualifies as “punishment” for a sex offense, meaning that all elements of the crime required for placement – such as the victim’s age – must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt at trial or…

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Registrants face stark choices as coronavirus risks grow

By Dawn R. Wolfe . . . A patchwork approach to the nation’s sex offense registry laws is leaving many of the 900,000 people on the country’s registries with a stark choice as COVID-19 sweeps the country: risk their lives or risk their freedom. This week, a California man had to decide between putting his and his 65-year-old parents’ health…

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NY: State poised to institute sex-offender ban on mass transit

[politico.com – 4/2/20] New York State is poised to enact a ban on some sex offenders in New York’s mass transit system, a move long sought by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and long dreaded by civil libertarians. The state budget that leaders are now finalizing would allow judges to ban individuals convicted of some sex […] [Read More] Help us…

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NY: New York releases some Level 3 sex offenders, houses them at Holiday Inn Express

[leoaffairs.com – 4/1/20] Sex offenders in western New York have been released as part of the pandemic, with several currently being housed in a Holiday Inn Express. The Level 3 offenders, who were released as part of the outbreak, have drawn the attention of local journalists, citizens and police officials alike, particularly in the town […] [Read More] Help us…

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NARSOL’s research projects protocol and policy; current available projects

As the oldest national organization fighting for the rights of persons affected by sexual offense laws, NARSOL receives frequent requests to promote and distribute surveys or polls that are part of research projects. Legitimate research is vital as we strive to focus on the facts of the sexual offense registry and its impact on individuals, families, and the community.  Since…

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SBA Loans offer resources for small business owners… except sex offenders

[floridaactioncommittee.org – 3/31/20] A member pointed something out that we were not aware of, but in times of crisis (such as we are in), becomes critical to businesses. The US Small Business Administration (SBA) provides small businesses with low interest loans to help recover from disasters, including the present financial disaster that is caused by […] [Read More] Help us…

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His Research Was Destroyed After He Found Indefinite Detention Wasn’t Working.

STEVEN YODER — In late 2006, a public defender went before a Napa County judge to argue for his client’s freedom. Rex McCurdy, a 49-year-old man, had been detained for seven years at Atascadero State Hospital under a 1995 California law authorizing “civil commitment” of people who have been convicted of sex offenses, a practice that keeps them confined long after…

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