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Marathon efforts bolster NARSOL’s profile, strengthens movement

By Sandy . . . updated 2:30 eastern time 11/2/17 From NARSOL’s point of view, there has never been a Halloween like this one! I scarcely know where to begin. The Patch campaign was amazing in and of itself. Final analysis shows that the Patch organization posted one or more of the “Halloween Safety Maps” showing the homes of those…

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Stories About Humans Needed Now!

By Brenda . . . It has often been said that until we can start changing the public’s perception of what “sex offender” means, we have an uphill battle. The best way to do that is to help folks encounter people who are living with public registration and see that they are ordinary, even EXTRA-ordinary, human beings. This is the motive…

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What is anti-registry activism?

By Derek W. Logue of OnceFallen.com . . . I have been an activist fighting so-called “sex offender laws” for over a decade; however, I’ve come to the realization a long time ago that most folks do not even know what I mean by “anti-registry activism.” This piece has been long overdue, but I’m going to explain just what anti-registry activist…

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Simple exposure brings lifetime of cruel and unusual treatment for disabled son, family

By Lenore Skenazy…. The woman who looked to be about 60 walked up to the podium and spoke in a quiet voice. She was at a St. Louis synagogue that was hosting an evening of presentations about the sex offender registry. I spoke, too. But this mom’s story has haunted me in the weeks since. I asked for a copy…

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New Hampshire: CCJR, Dornin fight for equal treatment of all prisoners

By Dave Solomon . . . Generating sympathy for sex offenders is a challenging task, but it’s one that Chris Dornin pursues with a passion. The former State House reporter and now criminal justice reform advocate would say he is not seeking sympathy, just equal justice under the law. Dornin and other members of the group calling itself “Citizens for…

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To journalists: Consider the ethics of truth about registered citizens

By Steve Yoder . . .Local reporters, you’re a national treasure. You’ve got one of the tougher jobs going—coming up with story ideas, tracking down sources, writing on unforgiving deadlines, working nights. For all that, you’re paid next-to-nothing. You do it because you love it, and we’re grateful. The country needs journalists in every town committed to telling the whole…

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Incarcerated sex offender treated as global terrorist threat

Chris Zoukis is incarcerated in a federal prison for a sexual offense conviction. Chris is a regular correspondent for NARSOL and has appeared in the Digest several times. While this piece is not related to sexual offense issues, it sheds an interesting light on the lives of many of our supporters — the “Insiders.” By Christopher Zoukis The life of…

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International travel re-visited

By Sandy . . . Before the passage of  IML, NARSOL (at the time, RSOL) published a blog post offering a resource to information about international travel. Paul Rigney, founder of RTAG, was interested in gathering as much anecdotal material as possible from registrants about what they encountered in their travels or their attempts to travel. This post has garnered more…

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How to grow an advocacy organization

Our next teleconference of Advancing Advocacy has a very special guest. Current president of North Carolina RSOL (NCROSL), Robin Vanderwall, will share how NCRSOL has grown steadily since its launch in Spring, 2016, and has quickly engaged its resources in building membership and joining legal actions. Some of this was by design as NCRSOL capitalized on a couple of high…

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Packingham case asks: Is First Amendment negotiable?

By Lenore Skenazy . . . When Lester Packingham beat a traffic ticket a few years back, he couldn’t contain his joy. He went online and wrote, “No fine. No court cost, no nothing spent. Praise be to GOD, WOW! Thanks, JESUS!” For this he was arrested and convicted of a heinous crime: using Facebook. Who is legally forbidden to…

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