I have been on the registry for 5 years. In that time I have had my rules changed multiple times. Because it’s what’s in the best interest of the community to punish me with new and changing requirements after the fact. Especially when it was from an incident 10+ years prior, when I was hunted down, treated as I was guilty before a trial and bullied into a plea deal or face additional charges. I took multiple polygraphs and still the defense was not enough then I ran out of money for a lawyer because my bail was double that of other offenders. Then I pay my debt in jail get out and am on a public website that has cost me jobs, places to live, allowed me to be verbally and physically abused. Had my truck and residence vandalized. My family threatened. I have tried asking law enforcement for help, bit they take a report and nothing ever comes of it. Sex offenders on a public list are treated like they do not matter, to the point where I have battled with suicide, as there is no way to be redeemed to society. But someone who is a murderer can do 10 years in prison and come out with no additional requirements or be plastered as a monster to the community. I deal with all of this bcause of an indecent exposure conviction.

I will provide references as to why the laws are not working and hope you truly see that not everyone who commits a sexual offense is a monster. Yes there are some, bit the vast majority of those listed and treated as second class citizens are just trying to live normal lives and have a chance to live a peaceful life.

No other offenders, including murderers, arsonists, those who commit violent assaults are subjected to the restrictions of being placed on a public list.

•Over 95% of new sexual crimes are committed by persons NOT on a registry.
http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2008-18509-003 https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/231989.pdf page 15 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232505213_Does_a_Watched_Pot_Boil_A_TimeSeries_Analysis_of_New_York_State’s_Sex_Offender_Registration_and_Notification_Law

•low level incidents such as public urination, sexting, and indecent exposure can trigger a requirement to register.
https://www.hrw.org/report/2007/09/11/no-easy-answers/sex-offender-laws-us third section
•Many registrants face unemployment, homelessness, instability, and personal danger.
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1043986204271704?journalCode=ccja ; https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/231989.pdf page 9

•very few offenders on the registries are truly high-risk.
https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/231989.pdf page 11

•90% or more of victims know their attackers, higher for children.
https://www.rainn.org/statistics/perpetrators-sexual-violence https://www.innovations.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/105361.pdf page 7

•Re-offense is rare. The DOJ has reported a 5.3% re-arrest rate, and a 3.5% reconviction rate after 3 years.
https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/press/rsorp94pr.cfm https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/231989.pdf page 7

•Research studies have found no relationship between having a registry and a decrease in sex offenses.
http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2008-18509-003 https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/225370.pdf pp. 7, 41

•Sex offender registries put innocent family members of registrants in harm’s way.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12103-008-9055-x https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/231989.pdf pages 9-10

•Former sex offenders are less and less likely to reoffend the longer they live offense-free.
https://www.hrw.org/report/2007/09/11/no-easy-answers/sex-offender-laws-us http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0886260514526062 https://ofm.wa.gov/sites/default/files/public/legacy/sgc/sopb/meetings/board/2015/10/research_outline.pdf https://www.eff.org/files/filenode/024_hanson_decl_11.7.12.pdf

The current laws and inability to be redeemed and make amends for offenses coupled with the demonization of offenders on a public registration create conditions that lead to increased crime.
https://qz.com/869499/new-evidence-says-us-sex-offender-policies-dont-work-and-are-are-actually-causing-more-crime/ https://repository.law.umich.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1078&context=articles

I truly hope than you look into these resources and find that the vast majority of these restrictions are contrary to scientific data and begin to look at ways to prevent offenses than try to punish offenders for term periodd that at times far exceed the maximum sentence of the offense. Increasing prevention programs, focusing on mental health, job opportunities and creating ways for redemption and returning to society without being labeled an outcast.

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