Reply To: Packingham: Unanimous Court strikes NC’s social media ban


I’m not just banned from social media per the specialized parole conditions for sex offenders, but from any activities outside employment or educational (for school) uses. The state, as an across-the-board practice denies any sex offender on Community Supervision for life recreational Internet access period without any consideration for whether or not the Internet was used as an instrument of the crimes for which the offender stands convicted. I can’t even look up recipes, watch music videos on YouTube, look up recipes, read the news, etc. I am justifying what I’m doing here as work-related because I should have the freedom to set up a LinkedIn page to promote myself and the business I’m trying to get off the ground.