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ACTION ALERT! The fight to remove the 2018 Farm Bill’s ban on Registered Citizens from SNAP

by Derek W. Logue • September 29, 2018 While America (and even the registry reform movement) was focused on the Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, the ability of thousands of registered citizens and their entire families were imperiled. The Agriculture

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Arizona Justices: You can’t jail homeless sex offenders for not registering new address

Registered sex offenders who become homeless can’t be jailed for failing to immediately report their new address to law enforcement, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday. The justices acknowledged state law spells out that anyone who is required

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Is Kavanaugh guilty of Ford’s accusations? Of Ramirez’s? Of Swetnick’s?

We don’t know. Is Kavanaugh innocent? We don’t know. If he is guilty, is immaturity and high-school-boy-stupidity the best explanation and the assumption that he has grown up a given, or was and is something more sinister at

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SCOTUS Oral Arguments Audio

The Audio recordings of the Supreme Court Of The United States are available every Friday after they are argued. Visit this link to listen to them. SCOTUS audio recordings

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Once upon a time A story by the Person I Have Become

‘Once upon a time’ is a good beginning for a children’s story, or maybe for a poem, but this is neither of those. This is about me. This is my story.  But who am I? Well, let’s just

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ACSOL Conference: Sex Offense Litigation and Policy Fellow to Speak

ACSOL Conference: Sex Offense Litigation and Policy Fellow to Speak

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Ashamed and alone: Comparing offender and family member experiences with the sex offender registry

Originally intended to decrease sexual victimization by increasing community awareness of convicted sex offenders, sex offender registration and notification (SORN) laws have been shown to produce numerous unintended consequences for both registrants and their family members. In many cases, these unintended consequences may actually increase sexual reoffending risk by reducing offenders’ informal social control and inhibiting successful post-conviction reintegration. The current study examines two such consequences, shame and social isolation, using a sample of 109 registered sex offenders and 116 sex offender family members (N = 225). Although prior research has documented the existence of shame and social isolation within both populations, to date there have been no systematic attempts to examine variation between groups. We found that the degree of social isolation and shame does significantly differ between registered sex offenders and their family members, with registered sex offenders reporting higher levels of both social isolation and shame compared to family members at the bivariate level. Using OLS regression analysis, we determined that attitudinal variables (disrespect and unfair sanctions) were the most salient predictors of participants’ perceived intensity of social isolation and shame.

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Retired Social Worker Writes about Pioneering Work with Sex Offenders

Mills College
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.

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The Supreme Court’s Crucial Mistake About Sex Crime Statistics

Proponents of criminal justice reform never talk about sex offenders. They’re political untouchables subject to lifelong restrictions that continue long past their confinement, restrictions justified as necessary to protect the public from their propensity to re-offend. Two Supreme Court decisions established that justification. But they rely on a scientific study that doesn’t exist.

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Not Always A Sexual Offender – Karl Hanson

Whereas there is a common assumption that most individuals with a criminal record can be eventually reintegrated into the community, the public has different expectations for sexual offenders. In many countries, individuals with a history of sexual offences are subject to

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Problems with GPS anklets

Cecelia Klingele, an associate law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studies sentencing and correctional policy.   These are well worth the read to gain a better understanding of the problems with GPS anklets.   https://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2018/03/wisconsin-doubles-gps-monitoring-despite-five-years-of-malfunctions-unnecessary-jailings/ https://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2013/03/gps-problems-and-solutions/ https://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2013/03/lost-signals-disconnected-lives/ https://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2013/03/case-study-offender-racks-up-gps-violations/

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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

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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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2017 WAR Conference

Info about the 2017 WAR National Conference   Videos from the 2017 WAR National Conference

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Is Adam Walsh Still Alive?

On July 27, 1981, six-year old Adam Walsh vanished from a Hollywood, Florida shopping mall. His mother, Reve Walsh, left him unattended for several minutes, and when she returned, he was gone. Two weeks later, Adam’s severed head

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Another WIN for Florida

The U S DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA issued this order https://floridaactioncommittee.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Preliminary-Injunction-Order.pdf

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