THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

NARSOL’s position on the registry could not be better stated than it is in this statement of one of our goals: We advocate for the abolishment of dehumanizing registries as they are ineffective, wasteful, and contradictory to rehabilitation and public safety. They are ineffective for two reasons. The primary reason is that they target the wrong audience. The greatest preponderance…

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CIVIL COMMITMENT

NARSOL opposes the use of post-prison civil commitment as it is commonly practiced with those with sexual crime convictions, which is as a means to extend the incarceration period beyond the court-imposed sentence. Any extension of a court-ordered sentence must be limited strictly to extraordinary cases where the state proves that the person presents a danger to the community and…

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FORCED CHEMICAL CASTRATION

NARSOL totally opposes forced chemical castration for those who have committed sexual crime. The positive benefits are far below what might conceivable justify its usage, and the negative effects are medically serious. (1) The vast majority of the population on whom it is forced, through more acceptable forms of therapy and self-motivation, will not reoffend sexually. (2) The moral and…

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