It’s why we have separation of powers.

After a former Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professor was released by Judge R. Michael Hutcheson on supersedeas bond, (allowing the defendant to be free while he appeals his case), Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood took it personally and sent some tweets critical of the judge and the defendant. Apparently it’s not the first time.Over the summer, Sheriff Chitwood criticized Circuit Judge…

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IL: Win – Federal Judge says internet case can proceed

A Federal Judge in the Northern District of Illinois has DENIED the IL Department of Correction’s Motion to Dismiss in a case challenging the DOC’s policy of restricting internet access to parolees. The plaintiffs, through their rock-star attorneys, Adele Nicholas and Mark Weinberg, are persons who are required to register as sex offenders who are challenging the IL DOC’s policy.…

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BREAKING NEWS: Hurricane Dorian updates

BREAKING NEWS FOR HURRICANE DORIAN EVACUATIONS ***9/5 UPDATE NORTH CAROLINA: From the News-Observer: “Should a sex offender try to enter a shelter, a deputy from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office will take them aside, Schrader said, and offer them a location in the New Hanover County Jail, away from inmates.” https://www.newsobserver.com/news/weather-news/article234694582.html **9/4 UPDATE: OSCEOLA County has announced: “Sex Offenders…

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ATTENTION: Meeting for those in Georgia

When: Thursday, June 13th, from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. Where: Locust Grove Public Library, 115 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Locust Grove, GA 30248 What: Meeting co-hosted by NARSOL and GA RSOL Why: Info about pending litigation in Georgia; info about building a stronger Georgia affiliate Who: All Georgia citizens impacted by the sexual offense registry Sign up so we…

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Attention! Special Edition coming!

On the heels of a highly successful Restorative Justice Conference in Hartford, Connecticut, led by Dr. Alissa Ackerman, Dr. Jill Levenson, and other notables, sponsored by our Connecticut affiliate One Standard of Justice, NARSOL presents a four-part series of one person’s story told by him. The author describes his journey as, “In and through the pain — an offender, victim,…

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New study examines the effect of labels: The importance of “people-first” language

By Giulia Lowe and Gwenda Willis The present study examined the effect of offense-based labels on community members’ willingness to volunteer with people convicted for varying offenses and any priming effect of labeling language. Participants (N = 310) were randomly assigned to a label condition or a neutral condition and completed an anonymous online survey about their willingness to volunteer…

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