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Residency restrictions–“cruel and worthless”

By Lenore Skenazy . . . This fantastic editorial says what we have been saying: Enough with the post-incarceration demonizing of all those convicted of sex crimes, as if merely being within 2500 feet of “one of them” means our kids are likely to be kidnapped and raped. As they stand now, the laws regarding where a “sex offender” can…

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Sex offender registries destroy families, devastate children, inspire murderers

By Steve Yoder . . . This compelling piece begins with the story of a husband and father of three who goes home after work, helps with dinner, helps put the children to bed — but then leaves at 9:30 to drive to a “safe” location to sleep in his van. He is on the public sex offender registry for a crime…

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International Travel

If you or someone you know was denied entry into another country as a consequence of registration, we want to hear from you. A new group, supported by RSOL National, is examining the issues related to registered citizens traveling, including the practice of the US Government notifying receiving countries that a registrant is traveling there. A representative of FAC will…

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Questions that must be answered

By Sandy….A post recently appeared in our Tales From the Registry. It is in the form of an open letter to those who make–and those who support those who make–public policy and legislation that is contradicted by facts, research, and evidence. It puts forth a case against a public registry from the perspective of the family members of registered citizens.…

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Are you a sociopath? A sexual sadist? Are you sure?

In 2007, a little boy named Christopher Barrios was sexually abused, tortured for days, and murdered by a mentally disabled man and that man’s father with his mother complicit. The father is on death row, and the mother is serving a 60-year sentence. She will almost certainly die in prison. The third participant in the nightmare for young Christopher, George…

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How we will take down public registries

By Brenda Jones…. Although many of our constituents would love to see some sort of silver bullet to end public sex offender registries once and for all, realistically, this is a long-term war. It will take many more battles across many different fronts to win. Those fronts include our legal system, our legislatures, and the general public. It also includes……

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Registrants’ children matter too

An advocacy organization called ARM–the anti-registry movement–staged a peaceful protest in Florida on April 22 at the place in Tallahassee where Lauren Book’s “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” event came to completion. The group had made it perfectly clear in media interviews and in all announcements that they were in total agreement with the work Lauren does with sexual…

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