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Registry Matters episode 62: Halloween hysteria stopped in its tracks

Today’s episode covers a couple of listener questions and a listener comment as well as: 16 y/o succeeds in suicide after threat of criminal prosecution; Michigan law remains in place after 6th circuit decision; Officials in New York question the effectiveness of the registry; Homeless registrants in Hawaii possibly pushed into the sea; Victims’ advocates get big victory in New…

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Registry Matters Episode 61: When does the registry become punitive?

An action packed episode with live guests! Rick from Florida joins to provide some conservative view points; Halloween bill prevents registrants from Halloween activities – but it’s really vague; ACLU files class action in Michigan; If you have a mental illness, you might not be released from prison on your release date; Constitutional rights violations of indigent persons in Louisiana;…

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Registry Matters episode 60: SO registration requires sex offense conviction

We are proud to release episode 60 of the Registry Matters Podcast. This week’s program: A listener asks a question about conflict of interest with judges and should they recuse themselves; Patron Jeff asks what does it mean when the circuit courts are split; New York is about to make conversion therapy illegal; FCC judge rules registrants cannot use ham…

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RM56: Has America turned the corner on CJ reform?

The First Step Act passed the senate this week. As a Christmas bonus, we cover the bill and its passage. We have been covering its passage (or stalling really) for the past month to finally reach this point. First Step Act passed the senate 87-12 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2018/s271 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-overwhelmingly-backs-overhaul-of-criminal-justice-system/2018/12/18/89efffb6-02e7-11e9-9122-82e98f91ee6f_story.html https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018/12/19/18148413/first-step-act-senate-criminal-justice-reform-sweeping-overhaul https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2018/12/18/18140973/first-step-act-criminal-justice-reform-senate-congress Helpline available Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Reroll of the quote: Quote:…

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Registry Matters Episode 54: Why bi-partisian legislation is a blankety-blank

In this latest episode of Registry Matters, Andy posits how the registry’s isolating people may cause them to do less than desirable things; Our criminal justice system removes parents from their kids permanently; Is bail reform going well and is it a good thing?; Who exactly is holding up the vote on CJ reform?; Are we draining the swamp in…

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Registry Matters 52: How homelessness can land you in jail

As we didn’t plan on recording due to the holidays, this is a special bonus episode and a somewhat abbreviated one. TOPICS: What’s up with the First Step Act in the Senate?; Prosecutors in Kansas gain access to privileged recordings; SCOTUS to hear 8th Amendment case; PA report on clergy launches investigations in more than a dozen states around the…

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Registry Matters episode 50: Arrested for registering your kids at daycare

Thank you to our newest patron Laura who comes in at the Hustler level with a bonus. THANK YOU!!!! We had a lot of listener feedback and voicemail messages over various topics, specifically these: Man arrested for applying for a marriage license; Women jailed on $150,000 bond for registering her children in daycare; AG Sessions forced out; Rush complains about…

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Registry Matters Podcast 49: Gov’t Using Tools and Power that are Putting People In Danger

Larry goes in depth answering a listener question about Interstate Compacts. Other topics are: Recap from the anti-holiday, Halloween; What are the limits of anonymous speech; What happens when you refuse treatment?; A problem with guilty pleas; Medical examiner gets promoted after death of man in lock-up; State of supervision in the US; Low unemployment in US means fewer guards…

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