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Recent State and Federal Legislative Decisions Here are some key terminologies that will help you get started in becoming pro-active within your community. ACT –– Legislation enacted into law. A bill that has passed both houses of the

Emily Horowitz, a sociologist and author of Protecting Our Kids?: How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us

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The sex offender registry is ineffective in the prevention of crime.

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W.V. Supreme Court says restricting internet access while on parole violates First Amendment

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that completely restricting a person’s access to the internet as a condition of their parole from prison is a violation of the First Amendment. The West Virginia

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Douglas Kirby vs. State of Indiana, 18S-CR-00079 Indiana Supreme Court to hear

Kirby v. State, 83 N.E.3d 1237 (Ind. Ct. App. 2017), vacated
The appellate court in Indiana found that the law prohibiting a registered sex offender from entering school property was unconstitutional as applied to Kirby. Indiana Supreme court to hear on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM (ET)

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Supreme Court agreed to hear Gundy v. United States, a constitutional challenge to federal sex offender regulations

The Supreme Court May Revive a Legal Theory Last Used to Strike Down New Deal Laws. On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Gundy v. United States, a constitutional challenge to federal sex offender regulations.  If, like me, you

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The Sex Offender Registry: Vengeful, unconstitutional and due for full repeal

The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that at least 95 percent of all state prisoners will be released from prison at some point. However, convicted sex-offenders almost exclusively face the vengeful, additional punishment of registration under the Sex Offender Registry and Notification Act (SORNA).

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On Sentencing Guidelines for Soliciting Sex

Ariz. justices rule on sentencing guidelines for soliciting sex with ‘minors’ PHOENIX — Judges cannot impose enhanced sentences on those convicted of soliciting sex with a minor when it turns out there was no child to begin with,

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Retired Social Worker Writes about Pioneering Work with Sex Offenders

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Mills alumna Marilyn Callahan ’55, a retired clinical social worker, renowned as a pioneer in sex-offender treatment, is promoting the new book she … career, Callahan stays in touch with many of her former clients—several of them agreed to contribute to the book, sharing their treatment stories.

W.V. Supreme Court says restricting internet access while on parole violates First Amendment

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that completely restricting a person’s access to the internet as a condition of their parole from prison is a violation of the First Amendment. The West Virginia

Douglas Kirby vs. State of Indiana, 18S-CR-00079 Indiana Supreme Court to hear

Kirby v. State, 83 N.E.3d 1237 (Ind. Ct. App. 2017), vacated
The appellate court in Indiana found that the law prohibiting a registered sex offender from entering school property was unconstitutional as applied to Kirby. Indiana Supreme court to hear on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM (ET)

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