By Lenore Skenazy . . . For many men serving time for committing sex offenses in Texas, their prison term never really ends—even if they complete their sentence. That’s because they’re required to enter a live-in mental health facility before returning to society. That facility—in Littlefield, Texas—is actually a former maximum security prison in the middle of a dirt field. “It…Read More
Group fights the “prison hell-hole” that is the Texas Civil Commitment Center
By Mary Sue . . . Chances are that almost no one reading this has ever heard of TACC, Texans Against Civil Commitment.* This is a spin-off of Texas Voices, NARSOL’s Texas affiliate. Begun by two of their members early this year, they are now a small group whose dedicated members are doing great things to help the men who…Read More
Vicious new scam targeting those on the sexual offense registry
By Sandy . . . We have received word today that the scam targeting and extorting persons on sexual offense registries has morphed into something even more vile and horrible than the telephone scams in the form of extortion letters sent to the addresses that appear on the public registry. Mary Sue of Texas Voices sent out a warning today and…Read More
All rational minds reject the “sex offender-Halloween” connection
By Sandy . . . We are at an interesting crossroads in regard to the craze that started sweeping the country around 2008 (see http://with-justiceforall.blogspot.com/2014/11/sex-offenders-and-halloween-will-it.html). As with almost everything I write, I wake up around 5:30 or 6 with the opening text, or the heading, or a few times the ending, being written in my head. This morning it was…Read More
Consider yourself served!
By Sandy . . . From Aurora, Illinois comes good news: Thanks to litigation filed, the city is backing off its threat to force nineteen registrants to leave Wayside Cross Ministries. Furthermore, a federal judge has ordered the men be registered as living at Wayside. Even though the city insists that the actual threat of the registrants having to leave…Read More
The question to ask re sexual offense laws: What bad do they do?
By Rudy Apodaca . . . A not-so-uncommon story: The sexual assault victim — a girl of 16. She’s now 37 years old, happily married to the love of her life, and the mother of three children. The attacker — a man who was unaware his victim was just shy of the age of consent and had consensual sex with…Read More