Reply To: Sex offenders need not apply

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Tim

This is another example of the underlying intent of the electronic SOR lists. That is , to impose affirmative disability and restraint upon registrants. This is the concern expressed by justice Kennedy in the case of Packingham v NC. Restriction imposed by the people after the fact. While the program mentioned is offered to those still serving imposed sentences sex offenders are prohibited from taking part even though it may decrease their propensity to act out in the future.
This is how one comes to understand that efforts to restrict sex deviants are more about punishment than promoting safety.