My conviction is 23 years old. Am I the same person I was 23 years ago? No I’m not, and neither is anyone else. To be treated the same as someone who reoffends over and over isn’t fair to me. I’m not them, and their crimes are their own. I got pregnant at 15 with my oldest child. Her father was 26. I knew exactly what I was doing, and what I was asking of him. Did he deserve to go to jail for his actions? NO!! That’s why I kept my mouth shut about who it was that got me pregnant. I’m part of the group here in Michigan who is waiting for the courts to say that the 2006 and 2011 registry law changes are unconstitutional for us as well. In the meantime I’m harassed by CPS and other closeminded people in this town. It’s too hard for people to take the time to get to know a person, and decide for themselves if that person is good or bad. Instead, the communities would rather allow a list on the internet to do their thinking for them.