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Map of RSO in U.S.

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NCMEC releases updated map and explanation of data. Click the image to download the latest map of the United States and its territories showing population data with the number of registered sex offenders. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children…

Become More Resourceful

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We are very much emotional creatures; love/hate, happy/sad, energized/depressed and so on. Learning to keep our emotions in check can go a long way in leading a happier life. We may have many hurdles to jump over, many challenges thrown…

Repeal Adam Walsh Act

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Contact your state representative and ask them to repeal the Adam Walsh Act today. Politics is an emotion-driven human endeavor like many of our journeys through life. The current laws intent on preventing the next horrific act against a child…

Urgent Call To Action

Repeal Adam Walsh Act

Recently, a reader posted the following response to a blog post: all I see is studies from the 1990’s till 2005? It’s 2019 where are the studies from recent years? I don’t get this at all? I am a mother…

Restore Your Vote

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According to this The Nevada Independent article, many ex-offenders can have their right to vote restored. Although not as severe as states including Florida, Nevada’s laws restricting ex-felons’ rights to vote are among the harsher rules in the country. As…

Defendants Always Win rule

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas decries the Court’s latest :defendant always wins” rule! As reported in this Appellate Squawk March 2, 2019 Post: Plenty, fumes Justice Thomas, dissenting in Garza v. Idaho (2019), where Justice Sotomayor floats the radical…

Judicial Vindictiveness

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Kansas Man to be sentenced 3rd time for the same crime. As reported in this March 1, 2019 US News & World Report post, the Kansas Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to try again (third-time!) in sentencing a…

BDR 14-515

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Former Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom has submitted a Bill Draft Request on 9/9/2018  which is listed as: BDR-515 “Repeals provisions governing sex offenders which were originally enacted for purposes of the federal Adam Walsh Act.” Example blank BDR form…

SCOTUS Blog

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Argument analysis: Court poised to rule for challenger in dispute over constitutionality of sex-offender law This morning the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a dispute over the constitutionality of a federal law that requires convicted sex offenders to return…

Settlement Over Mail

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The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and civil-rights groups close to settlement over prisoner’s mail. Click the link below to read this short ACLU of PA announcement.

Pell Grants for Prisoners

Should the decades old ban on Pell Grants for Prisoners be lifted? New study says yes. From the Vera Institute of Justice joint report on the benefits of educational opportunities for people while incarcerated in the U.S.: Increase employment rates…

W.A.R. Conference Call

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With advocate Guy Hamilton-Smith Feb. 13, 2019 Click to listen to the February 13, 2019 Women Against Registry Conference call. Includes guest speakers Hamilton-Smith and Janice Bellucci. Here is a link to an autobiographical article by Guy P. Hamilton-Smith.

What to say to the police

Don’t talk to the police. Why not? From this talk by Regent University School of Law Professor James Duane There is no way it will help. No benefit. Things will be taken out of context.

Michigan AG files SOR Brief

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed amicus briefs in the Michigan Supreme Court today in Press Release: Michigan v Snyder (Case number 153696) and People v Betts (Case number 148981), arguing that Michigan’s sex offender registration and notification requirements are punishment because they…

Case – Church v Missouri

The Right to Meaningful Representation verses State Sovereign Immunity This case before and the decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit can be read by clicking the link below. I would love to hear from…

Federal Prison Handbook

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The Definitive Guide to Surviving Federal Bureau of Prisons It is unbelievable that we need a book title as such but here we are in a country that truly went overboard on crime and punishment. According to a Wikipedia article…

Connections

Sex Offender Law Reform A powerful personal story about the loss from rape and coming out from this loss and turning it into a passion for restorative justice. Dr. Alissa Ackerman gives a personal account of her journey from rape…

ACLU Michigan Lawsuit

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ACLU suit seeks changes to Michigan sex offender registry By George Hunter, The Detroit NewsPublished 12:01 a.m. ET Jan. 21, 2019 | Updated 10:33 a.m. ET Jan. 21, 2019 William Hetherington says he’s still being punished after paying his debt for…