Reply To: Federal judiciary finally sees light: Restrictions are punishment

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Karen J Knoll

Thanks to all the people that are involved in this fight to make a wrong right! Initially, the sex offender list was intended for protection from hardened, repeat sexual offenders. Then the state of Michigan and many other states got carried away. Low risk people have been punished long enough. Romeo and Juliet cases should never have been made public. The tier system pigeon holed everyone convicted into one of three categories and the judges hands were tied to look at individual situations. Kudos and praise for all that have been involved in getting a Federal Court ruling. It’s a step in the right direction for many people that have served their sentences and the punishments should end. So many families have also suffered and needlessly!