Registry Matters Episode 71: Illinois rules for sex offenders unconstitutional

In this first episode of April, we received a large number of questions and voicemail, and we cover a wide range of topics: Strong support shown for people using or purchasing products manufactured by those who hire formerly incarcerated people; A man in Missouri soon to be executed requested a different method of execution, and SCOTUS denied it; the 8th…

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Registry Matters Episode 69: Windsor Locks repeals excusion zones

We are proud to release episode 69 of Registry Matters. We start off with a conversation about separation of powers where judges are trying to determine their working conditions; A listener phoned in a question about moving to another state; A patron phoned in a question regarding Interstate Compact transfers; Cops utilize Marcy’s Law to protect themselves after they shoot…

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RM68: Why do PA & MI try to keep everyone forever?

In Episode 68 of Registry Matters: A Massachusetts town wants to use intervention before behavior escalates; We continue to hamper formerly incarcerated people from moving on in life; Law enforcement and victims advocates are scrambling in PA and MI regarding people coming off the public registry; Decades after, people are civilly suing organizations; Executive budget proposes only 1/5 of the…

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RM67: GA Supreme Court rules lifetime GPS monitoring unconstitutional

In this second episode in March, we cover an excellent outcome from the Georgia Supreme Court where lifetime GPS monitoring has been ruled unconstitutional; additional topics are: Americans in prison and jail are abused and deprived of needed  services; Oregon pitcher gets signed to a baseball team in Mexico; A Harvard law professor steps up to help defend Harvey Weinstein;…

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Registry Matters Episode 66: Court provides new tool to challenge registration

Episode 66 of Registry Matters topics:, Answering listener questions; New York Supreme Court says you can’t put someone on sex offender supervision for a non-sexual offense; Concrete thrown through registrant’s window day after police detail removed; We have a double standard between sexes in sexual offenses; Democrats extend statute of limitations in New York leading to a big uptick in…

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Registry Matters Episode 65: What a Surprise! (Alleged) victims do lie

In this episode of Registry Matters: We answer a listener comment comparing the Alabama decision versus marking passports; A new listener asks a question regarding federal supervision from one state to another; Circling back to the recent case with the actor alleging assault, turns out it was staged; A Georgia attorney uses his legislative position to delay court for his…

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RM64: Judge forbids sex offender marking on license

An amazing decision out of Alabama is the feature segment on this episode. We also covered a question from Patreon supporter Mike in Florida regarding the 6th circuit decision and its larger ramifications and a voicemail question from a Patreon listener in Alaska. Other topics include: A compelling article on capping prison sentences at 20  years; Public defenders in Wisconsin…

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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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