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Conference 2018 – Mock Legislative Committee Hearing

Advocacy in Action presents a bipartisan look behind the scenes of the state legislature, concluding in a mock judiciary committee hearing in front of two esteemed Ohio senators. Barb Wright offers testimony in favor of legislation to establish a petition for youthful offenders for removal from the register, and Wendy Tarr offers testimony in opposition to the violent offender registry…

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Conference 2018 – Recent Landmark Decisions – Attorneys Jeff Gamso and Lea Bickerton

The basis for litigation reform and the results of civil rights litigation vary widely from state to state and jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This presentation examines a number of challenges from the past couple of years and seeks to understand the key constitutional arguments that have been made, what has been successful, and the reason why there are such disparate results…

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NARSOL’s chairman to give testimony against civil commitment, mandatory minimums

By Sandy . . . In this piece I presented the situation of Wayne Chapman, a convicted sexual offender in Massachusetts who is due to be released from a ten-year term of civil commitment that he served following the thirty-year prison sentence that he served for his crime. In response to this situation, the governor of Massachusetts is proposing what…

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NARSOLs Robin Vander Wall discusses the registry with Nevada radio host

https://narsol.org/av/interviews/vanderwall-interview-6-1-18.mp3   Robin was the guest on “Truth to Power,” a talk radio program out of Reno on June 1st 2018. He and host Brendan Trainor discuss, among other things, NARSOL’s conference, the registry, and important legislation and court decision.

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Sex offender residency restrictions: every source says wasteful, harmful

By Sandy . . . The Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government in Maine and Representative Danny Martin who heads that committee are pushing for legislation that will expand residency restrictions for those on the sex offender registry in the areas of the state that have them. Maine does not have statewide mandated residency restrictions, and a report published…

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Sexual offense laws: What does the future hold?

By Ken Abraham and Brenda Jones . . . Over the past 25 years, the U.S. has developed a pernicious system of sexual offense laws, including increased sentences and public registries of offenders. Based largely on unfounded hysteria surrounding a tiny fraction of high-profile cases, these laws today are a tangled mess and cause considerable injustice. The problems are caused in…

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NARSOL opposes CA Dep’t of Corrections’ blanket exclusion of sex offenders

Mr. Timothy Lockwood Chief Regulatory and Policy Management Branch California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations P.O. Box 94283 Sacramento, CA 94283-0001 Comment: CDCR’s Blanket Exclusion of Inmates with Sex Offense Convictions in the Revised Sections 3177 and 3315 Dear Chief Lockwood, NARSOL is a national advocacy organization that defends and protects the interests of citizens convicted of a sex offense.…

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Proposed Kansas law conflates sexual offenses with murder

Topeka, Kansas . . . A Bill introduced in Topeka would change the way juvenile sex offenders are treated by the state. The bill would require juvenile offenders convicted of violent acts to register on the public registry. Representative John Whitmer supports the bill. He says offenders who are convicted of lesser crimes would not be subject to the new law.…

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Helping Florida’s sex offenders: “Somebody has to do it.”

  By Steve Yoder . . . Baptist minister Glenn Burns calls the evening of April 7, 2016, the “crucifixion.” It was the toughest test of his 40-year career. Burns leads a Christian social services ministry in northern Florida called the Good Samaritan Network. Until last April, the nonprofit was headquartered in the town of Woodville, just outside Tallahassee. Its…

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