Reply To: Sex offenders — decision needed

Another Offender

What I am now trembling in fear of is the International Megan’s Law. I live outside the U.S. and am a professor at a university. Since I have been released from prison 25 years ago I have earned three degrees including a doctorate, traveled the world, and gotten married. Very soon my passport will be marked “sex offender”. I also have to worry every time I go to a country whether or not I will be allowed entry due to the notification by the United States. I worry that the country I live in, where I have permanent residency, will find out and I will be deported.

I honestly have gotten to the point where I have given up hope this awful law will be overturned. The political will is not there and the courts are tainted. I have applied for a pardon from my governor, but it has been 3 years since I’ve applied and I’ve heard nothing.

While I agree that things have to change, I don’t see it happening in the near future.