A big win for South Carolina registrants – a “true miracle”

By Don T . . . We reported earlier on the bills that had been introduced in the South Carolina legislature in answer to last year’s SC Supreme Court decision that our arbitrary lifetime registration, without due process, was unconstitutional.  Now, we can happily report on May 12th, “It’s a great day in South Carolina!”  The effort has taken a…

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The utter foolishness of U.S. sexual offense laws

By Sandy . . . Siegfried Hepp, Jr., according to Village-News.com, a registered sexual offender in Florida – although not in Connecticut where he was convicted – was forced to leave his father’s home where he had just moved. The home at 1214 Maria Court, Lady Lake, Florida, is, it seems, a tad too close to something called the Rio…

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ACTION ALERT: Oppose SB3951, the PROTECT Act of 2022

By Sandy . . . United States Senator Josh Hawley failed in his attempt to have what he calls the PROTECT Act of 2022 from passing the U.S. Senate chamber unanimously thanks to an objection from Illinois senator Dick Durbin. This particular parliamentary procedure is known as unanimous consent and fails if one or more members of the body voices an…

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Blood should be running in the street

By Sandy . . . Sexual crime has always been with us. In ancient Greek mythology, the god Zeus took the form of a swan and raped Leda, the queen of Sparta. The biblical King David saw Bathsheba, desired her, and ordered her to him, an act that today would have women’s advocates demanding his removal from office. Throughout history…

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Butner Study Redux: “They used us. They lied.”

By Sandy Rozek . . . In the early 2000s a young man we will call Joseph was serving a sentence for a sexual crime, an internet crime, in the Federal Bureau of Prison’s Butner Low Unit in Butner, North Carolina, when he was approached by a Dr. Andres Hernandez. As he listened to Dr. Hernandez explaining a treatment program…

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MS AG uses false information and deception on SuperTalkMS

By Sandy . . . March 21 , 2022, Mississippi attorney general Lynn Fitch appeared on a talk show, the Gerard Gibert show, on SuperTalkMS. This was during Judge Ketanji Jackson’s questioning by the senate regarding  her fitness to serve on our nation’s highest court. On the program, Ms. Finch questioned that fitness  in regard to the judge’s prior sentencing…

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Crossroads of Hope offers hope to registrants

By Sandy . . . For persons required to register whose life “before” included regular or even occasional church attendance and worship, being ostracized from the fellowship or forbidden to attend due to restrictions or laws can be one of the more devastating consequences of life on the registry. And for those who are seeking a church home for the first…

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Good news coming for South Carolina

By Don . . .This looks like it may be a good year for registrants in South Carolina.  The legislature is busy and determined to pass legislation in response to last year’s Supreme Court decision that our lifetime registration without benefit of a way off is unconstitutional. According to WSPA.com, “Right now, the only way for someone to be removed…

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NARSOL announces creation of the NARSOL Advisory Council

NARSOL is pleased to announce our new advisory council and its inaugural members. From its beginnings in the late 90’s in Boston by a group of civil libertarians, educators, and other professionals, through the formation of RSOL led by an administrative team, to the transition to NARSOL with a board of directors, our commitment has consistently been to better equip…

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Changes in Model Penal Code accepted by ALI Council

By Sandy . . . March 2 the Council of the American Law Institute approved the recommendations for changes to its Model Penal Code as pertains to the management of sexual crimes and the sex offender registry. The recommendations which were approved were modified from the committee’s final draft due to pressure from various entities. The recommendations have been years…

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