Advocates Seeking to Reform Sex Offender Registry Laws to Convene in Los Angeles

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      NARSOL
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      Advocates for sex offenders will convene in Los Angeles for the 5th Annual National Reform Sex Offender Laws conference from August 29 through Septemb
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      sherman pringle

      Hello

      Everyone reading

      I’m a convicted sex offender. I committed a sex crime in 2002 and was sentenced to 41/2 years to 10 years in prison. I ended up spending 8 years in prison. I was released in Jan. 2010. I have since completed 2 years parole which completed the maximum time of my sentence. However I’m still to register on the sex offender register for the rest of my life. I was 22 at the time of my offense. I will be 36 in June.
      I was arrested yesterday 3-19-2014 for two felony warrants, for failing to report my employment. I now have two more felonies because I can only work for temporary services who may over look felonies. Point is, I’m sent to different sites by this agency and without thought I go to work. Is that a felony charge that constitutes a warrant where multiple sheriffs surround my home with my three young children and fiance with weapons drawn? May I add that I’m in “compliance with my address, vehicle, and current registry as a whole. Arresting officers told me “they don’t know what I could be doing at work.” Am I ever really free?

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      James

      Hey Sherman, I am a sex offender and I am very sorry to hear that but the way things go is that the United States of America discriminates against the sex offender and labels them with this scarlet letter for the rest of their life.

      Its a law for the Government and people with that power don’t want to back down it makes them look weak. God knows you paid the penalty but for all sex offenders we are the property of the state for the rest of our lives.

      Therefore anything we do from now until we die will go against us. Even if we get drunk in public. We are all vulnerable for any hate group.

      Its a sad state of affairs when the state has the right to protect its citizens but the sex offender is not a citizen in their eyes. If they were they would not put us on the register after we did our time.

      So about all you got my friend is God because Government thinks your a scum bag just like I am. Its very said when the murderer is better than the sex offender. So I’m afraid yours and my life are just screwed for the time being.

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      Ida Martinez

      you are one of the lucky ones My husband was sentenced to 9yrs back in 1992 and was released after 4 and a half yrs, was out for 6 months the a parole violation put him back in and now he is in a State hospital and has no idea when he might get out.

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      rick

      I feel for him. I was there and understand how hard it is to leave there but not impossible, through legal ways and sometimes through treatment freedom does take place its not often but it does take place and now since people are learning the real re-offence percentage rate rather than what was formally told more people are getting out. There is hope.

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      troy

      I am 64 and was convicted in 1973 while attending college for resembling the rapist. served 2 1/2 years paroled 1 yr. and for thirty five years not required to register. in 1995 San Bernadino sherrif dept. due to the “patriot act” arrest me and hold me with no charges and tell me I will be arrested again if I don’t register for life…. to the point money hungry attorney’s ask for 7,0000-$10,000 to go to court to request the 45yr. old registration be discontinued…..I’m disabled and unable to pay this kind of fee. what a world (prison planet we live in)…for those who remember “dragnet drama” “a million stories in the naked city, this is just one of them”!!! Any advocate atty. please feel free to respond(760) 912-0113

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      steve

      parole currently incarcerated in a California prison on a sex crime regarding Pimpin, prostitution, and a minor. I was sentenced to 22 years for aiding and abetting my younger cousin who had a minor working for him and sharing a home with me. sex offenders have been excluded from participating in every incentive based program that is available to the rest of the prison population such as milestones for participating in self help programs such as NA or college also the increased time credits and the 50% parole board incentive. What has been overlooked by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is the fact that all the sex offenders that have been excluded from the incentive based programs have release dates and will one day return to their communities. But at this rate they won’t be rehabilitated is this a wise strategy by the state? I think not, I’m sure the public rather have rehabilitated sex offenders in the community. However, regardless of the fact that my case requires registration and that I’ve been excluded from receiving incentives that even a murderer qualifies for I earned 3 college degrees and numerous certifications for participating or completing self help programs and I still cant get any relief. something needs to be done in prisons that everything is equal (whats good for a killer should also be good for a sex offender) if a murderer can get out of prison early for going to college why can’t a sex offender?

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      Frank Juarez

      Ida, I was at Coalinga for four years. I was released in April 2012 and work with men at Coalinga to help them get out. I have two counties and three Public Defenders who have hired me to help their clients at Coalinga. Please contact me at whitefeathercrl@gmail.com.

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      Frank Juarez

      Rick, I would enjoy connecting with you. I was at CSH for four years. I was released April 2012, and now help other men to prepare to get out.
      I believe we are “Family by circumstance,” and that requires we help each other. Contact me at whitefeathercrl@gmail.com

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