In Mississippi a family destroyed

Names have been changed to protect the innocent. By Sandy . . . “My son would call me several times every day, and now we’re cut off from all communications.”  Matt’s voice choked up even more before he continued. “He is devastated. I am devastated.” Matt and his son, like a great many others in Mississippi, are victims of recently…

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New Mississippi sexual offense legislation will do more harm than good

Based on comments by our wonderful readers, I have edited this piece by adding an additional paragraph. S. By Sandy . . . The Mississippi Legislature July 1 passed a bill that may be well-intentioned but is ill-conceived and potentially destructive. Senate Bill 2009 stipulates: . . . . it is unlawful for a person required to register as a…

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OK City PD fuels hate and vigilantism against out-of-compliance registrants

Even though police departments have the duty to actively seek those who are violating the law — and this includes those who are out of compliance with their registration requirements — the Oklahoma City Police Department has chosen to do so in an extremely onerous and dangerous way. They have posted the names and pictures of ten such registrants on…

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Impacts of Does v. Snyder reach to Tennessee

By Larry . . . The case of Doe v. Rausch contains a very thorough analysis regarding the history of sex offender registration in Tennessee and the developing body of case law in the Sixth Circuit which resulted in a favorable outcome for Doe. Due to the limited scope of the court’s ruling, I think that the chances of an…

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NARSOL demands the end to state-sponsored facilitation of vigilante murders

On May 16, in Omaha, Nebraska, James Fairbanks went to the home of Mattieo Condoluci, an individual on the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry, and shot him to death. Fairbanks had identified Condoluci from the registry. He turned himself in and is awaiting charges. This is a pattern we have seen played out over the years, registrants murdered by vigilantes using…

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North Carolina ordered to remove more than 1,000 from registry

By Robin . . . Congratulations to NARSOL’s attorney, Paul Dubbeling, who has successfully challenged the constitutionality of registering individuals who moved to North Carolina prior to December, 2006, with convictions from out-of-state. Federal District Court Judge Terrence Boyle signed an order yesterday (May 12) agreeing that these individuals (more than 1,000 of them) were placed on the N.C. registry…

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The Coronavirus as seen through the eyes of our Insiders

Part XI: “I knew some of those who have died” See also   Part I   Part II  Part III   Part IV   Part V   Part VI   Part VII   Part VIII   Part IX   Part X  Part XII Jay G. 5/5 (Seagoville, TX) I am incarcerated at Seagoville FCI in Texas. Prior to this location, I was locked up at Oakdale from 2013 until…

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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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The Coronavirus as seen through the eyes of our Insiders

Part X: “I just want to bring him home while he is still alive” See also   Part I   Part II  Part III   Part IV   Part V   Part VI   Part VII   Part VIII   Part IX  Part XI  Part XII Marsha, like Julie in Part VI, is not herself an Insider; she writes this on behalf of her 72 year old husband,…

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The Coronavirus as seen through the eyes of our Insiders

See also: Part II  Part III   Part IV   Part V   Part VI   Part VII   Part VIII   Part IX   Part X   Part XI  Part XII Who are the Insiders? They are the men and women, boys and girls incarcerated due a sexual crime conviction. NARSOL has received articles, op-eds, and original art from them for many years now, and their contributions,…

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