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September 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm #20240
By Derek W. Logue of OnceFallen.com I have been an activist fighting so-called “sex offender laws” for over a decade; however, I’ve come to the realiz
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September 4, 2017 at 11:12 pm #20496
The supervised release of three years or more after someone has served his/her sentence is also unethical and will serve the place of the Registry if the Registry were to be removed.
September 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm #20584
Stop double standards between men and women in the justice system and you will greatly increase the support to end these unconstitutional laws. Lets face it if you are not held to the same standards and punished the same why worry about the laws.
September 7, 2017 at 12:09 am #20646
After agreeing to plea with the Commonwealth of Kentucky for a (3) year sentence (or risk 10-20 years at trial, negative DNA and negative hospital exam?) a post incarceration supervision period is applied. This, in essence, means a three year sentence is, in effect, an (8) year sentence. This is additional punishment above and beyond the agreed three year plea.
Public registry is punishment. The registry prevents residency with most property management companies. As one parole officer stated, “no one wants their apartment building/rental property showing up on the registry.” To quote the late great Roger Miller, “treat me like a human, I think the change will do me good.”
Supervision ends for me 11 October 2017. Since leaving the penitentiary I have completed a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Arts. May be time to allow for a reasonable simulation of life free from fear and punishment, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? My hope is, the public registry is made private and used for its intended purpose, the most heinous of crimes, living restrictions are eliminated and finally, this is what I think most of us want, to be left alone to live our lives in peace.
September 7, 2017 at 10:04 am #20682
Jeremy from Indiana
You would think that buying a house might eliminate this problem, but, on top of unconstitutional range restrictions, registrants must also avoid HOAs. Many HOAs have a bylaw that prevents registrants from living in the subdivision. When my fiancé and I started dating, she owned a trailer and rented the lot. The lot agreement said no SOs, so I couldn’t move in. Then we start shopping for a house and have to measure the map and avoid HOAs. Because we aren’t in an HOA, we now have a neighbor with a trashy yard.
September 7, 2017 at 3:52 pm #20734
There is hope!
Social Media Supreme Court decision.
Michigan Living Restriction Challenge looks promising (based on what I think I know).
Colorado Federal Judge decision, public registry is unconstitutional.
What we need are federal guidelines regarding sex offenses, private registry available only to law enforcement, restrictions removed upon satisfactory completion of sex offender therapy programs, equal opportunity legislation (employment & housing) applied to SOs, and finally a system that does not suggest all sex offenses are created equal.
Hang in there.
September 7, 2017 at 8:53 pm #20768
I agree with all you are trying to do because the system is a failure. Now, my problem is with the ” satisfactory completion of sex offender therapy programs”. As one who had to take a plea (for something i honestly did not do) and to stop the oncoming train wreck that would’ve have been a death sentence for me at my age, I am realizing that these sex offender programs (at least in GA), have no end. I did my time, i have no problem with probation and all other requirements of me because I knew that when i took the plea. But i had to get control of the madness surrounding all aspects of my situation. Now, GA does NOT regulate these so-called S.O. therapy programs at all. In my case, because I won’t admit guilt to this counselor during the program, he may NEVER allow me to complete the program and get on with my life, thus affording him a weekly income until I die. I pass all of my poly’s, i attend and participate in all meetings, but unless I “confess” to this jerk, He will never allow me to successfully complete this program (basically what he said to me in private in so many words).There should be a mandatory completion to these programs, and not be left up to the moron running the business to pretty much forcet his own personal views on my life and finances. i am on a fixed social security income. My wife and family know the truth of my situation and KNOW I was not guilty of the accusations made against me, and stand behind me 100%, but, no matter how much proof i have of my innocence, this person is allowed to keep me in limbo forever and afford him the luxury of a new car and pay his bills aud nauseum at my (and others) expense.. States need to regulate these programs and force them to have a beginning AND an end, so I (and others) can get on with our lives and families. The States should mandate regulations and be the ones to decide when one has successfully completed these therapy programs, and the steps required to complete them, and not base completion on whether you admit to anything to a counselor or not. I took a plea, I did my court mandated time, and i just want to live out my probation & requirements and move on. thank you for listening.
September 9, 2017 at 1:06 pm #20928
Terry Xander September 7, 2017 at 8:53 pm #20768 Reply
My name is Robert Mertz—my son will be leaving FCI Fort Dix in November of this year after serving a 5 year sentence for CP on his computer hadrdrive.
In his comment Terry states—“As one who had to take a plea (for something i honestly did not do)”. My son also –had to take a plea —for–something he did not do. The FBI planted ( hide) 750 photo files on his computer thru his Gigitribe account. The FBI created two “stories” so they could get a search warrent. In the end he ,also, was forced to sign a plea , however, thru my -detective- work ( long story) we were able to get a 5 year sentence instead of the 20-50 years he could have gotten.
Now my request—-would it be possible for you to contact Terry and ask him if he would be willing to share some of his experiences associated with his “ forced” plea bargain with me.
I live in Reading, Pa and my email is————firstname.lastname@example.org. I am 81 and –time is an issue —-ha-ha ———— Thank You—-
September 14, 2017 at 1:51 pm #21404
I too was duped into a plea deal with the statement “They will light you up like a Christmas Tree”. I plead to a lewd act and contributing to the deliq. of a minor. I served 3 years in a South Carolina prison and after getting out I have 5 years probation. I was lucky to get an interstate compact to Maryland where my brother lives because if I had stayed in South Carolina I would have had to wear a monitor for life. I now have 1 year left on my probation and am anxious to not have to deal with the monthly reporting and drug testing etc. but now as I consider the future, the SOR is going to be a living hell. I bought a camper this year and a new truck to pull it with the hopes of after getting off of probation of being able to travel the country for weeks at a time and enjoy life again. But as long as SOR is in effect I have to plan months a head to make sure I do not violate other states laws as I travel and camp. I am hoping for the best and am very interested in ARM and am willing to help in any way.
June 17, 2018 at 8:25 am #42191
I’ve read all comments and my heart goes out to each and everyone one of u Men. Im not in the position u are in… But im a mother of a 19 year old who was just found guilty and is facing registration. Im not protecting my son he made a poor choice and if he needs to face consequences let it be…But a punishment that takes away every human right to live life is sick to my stomach…i agree that there should be certain requirements met but for the law to have control over lives is unbelievable. What is more frustrating are this teen Boys being convicted by making poor choices but what about this young ladies making poor choices..This ladies get to walk away while these boys get jail time prison time and registration. The “victim” in my sons case has put 2 boys in jail…how is this even acceptable with no consequences. If u can give any suggestions or advice please.. It would be much appreciated.