Kids on the Sex Offender Registry

by Michael M. The headlines today are full of stories of righteous indignation over immigrant children being separated from their families. While that dilemma is certainly newsworthy, the American public seems largely unaware of the fact that tens

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Who is a sex offender?

Names in quotation marks are pseudonyms; names with none are used with permission or are publicly known figures. By Sandy . . . “Evan” is 71 years old. He was charged with viewing illegal pornography, a federal internet

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In Arlington, a jury must decide if a nonviolent sex offender should stay incarcerated after serving his sentence

By Philip Fornaci and Roger Lancaster August 23 at 11:32 AM Philip Fornaci is a civil rights lawyer based in Washington. Roger Lancaster is the author of “Sex Panic and the Punitive State.“ On Monday, the Circuit Court

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Criteria used in sentencing at the State and Federal level and the mindset of recalling Judges, August 2019

SPEAKER: Hon. William Buhl;Chief Judge, 36th Circuit Court, State of Michigan, 1989-2011 Thought this talk is rather short, it does present an interesting perspective; one we do not often get to witness, that of a retired judge. Link

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No Havens for Registered Persons: Why “Most ‘Sex Offenders’ Per Capita” is a Meaningless Statistic

July 8, 2019, 12:04 am A Patch.com article entitled “Sex Offenders: How Illinois Ranks On Registry,” published June 27, 2019, proclaims that Illinois ranks 25th, smack dab in the middle of the list for most registered persons per

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WHAT IS THE S.M.A.R.T. OFFICE?

A QUICK LOOK AT THE AGENCY TASKED WITH PROMOTING THE ADAM WALSH ACT The Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (aka the “SMART Office”) is hosting a symposium in Chicago on July 17th and

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Does v. Snyder, an Update, July 2019

SPEAKER: Shelli Weisberg; Legislative Director for the Michigan ACLU Shelli talks about the Does v. Snyder case in the 6th Circuit Court.  She explains how there is a Does I and a Does II and tells us where

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The First Step Act, What it Means and What Comes Next, June 2019

SPEAKER: Molly Gill; Vice President for Policy with Families Against Mandatory Minimums Molly talks about the recently passed First Step Act.  She speaks to what it will do and what it will not accomplish for our particular focus

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The WAR Call May 2019

This is the 3rd edition of our Periodic Newsletter; a National publication from Women Against Registry. Click on the “Read More” link to view the pdf of the newsletter.

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A Strengths-Based Treatment Program for Sexual Offenders: Content and Outcome, May 2019

SPEAKER: Dr. Liam Marshall;PhD, RP, ATSAF, is the founder & director of Rockwood Psychotherapy & Consulting Dr. Marshall believes in a support-based therapy. He treats individuals with tailor-made therapies, not a one-size-fits-all method.  He also focuses on an

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Symbolic Imprisonment, Grief, and Coping Theory, April 2019

SPEAKER: Dr. Avon Hart-Johnson;President and co-founder of DC Project Connect Dr. Hart-Johnson speaks about her studies on the loved ones of incarcerated individuals and how this situation creates a pseudo imprisonment for the un-incarcerated ones in these relationships. 

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Windsor Locks, Connecticut – voters repeal law limiting sex offenders

WINDSOR LOCKS, Connecticut — Voters decided Tuesday at a town meeting to repeal an 11-year-old ordinance banning people on the sex-offender registry from many public places in town. The 50-13 vote came after more than an hour of

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Federal Lawsuit Against State DOC Alleges Due Process, Civil Rights Violations in Lifetime GPS Monitoring

A Chicago law firm has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Wisconsin Department of Corrections alleging civil rights violations concerning the use of GPS monitoring for sex offenders — many of whom have completed their sentences and are not

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The WAR Call February 2019

This is the 2nd edition of our Periodic Newsletter; a National publication from Women Against Registry. Click on the “Read More” link to view the pdf of the newsletter.

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The WAR Call February 2019 Condensed

This condensed edition of our newsletter is a B&W version with pictures and graphics removed. It is designed to be sent to prisons with restrictive mail limitations. Click on the “Read More” link to view the pdf of the newsletter.

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Customers of massage parlor begin to fight back

February 27, 2019, 8:24 pm Customers of the now infamous Florida massage parlors have filed a Complaint for Emergency Declaratory Judgment against the Jupiter Police Department. The complaint seeks to block the release of videos, photos, customer list

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Ron Book Arrest Paperwork Filed

February 27, 2019, 4:36 pm The Booking Report from Lobbyist Ron Book’s arrest in Florida has been filed in his DUI case and can be read here: Download the PDF file . Since his arrest, Ron Book and

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Oklahoma: Another person required to register as a sex offender killed.

February 27, 2019, 12:37 pm A 60 year old man was killed in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma on Sunday. Police say he was shot twice and “likely died in agony” as it is “believed that he tried to get

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Why Sex Offender Registries Keep Growing Even as Sexual Violence Rates Fall

Lists that include out-of-state visitors are inflating the numbers and keeping fear at a boil. Quentin (not his real name) was convicted eight years ago of child pornography possession in Florida. He served his time and has since

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Ron Book’s account of his DUI arrest inconsistent with police and witness report.

February 26, 2019, 2:23 pm Details are beginning to emerge from Ron Book’s DUI arrest Sunday Night and as more information comes to us, we will continue to share it. Here’s what we know so far. Ron Book

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