Category: Resources

General information, current event articles, and other resources supporting WAR’s mission.

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.

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…

NV Senate Bill 8

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Revises provisions governing the conditions for lifetime supervision of sex offenders. (BDR 16-408) Existing law sets forth certain conditions to be imposed on sex offenders placed under a program of lifetime supervision or released on parole, probation or a suspended sentence.…

‘Untouchable’ Documentary

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Makes the Case for More Lenient Sex Offender Laws in America According to Untouchable, there’s a reason most Americans think sex offenders, and pedophiles in particular, are incurable, and thus destined to relapse: 2002’s McKune v. Lile, in which Supreme Court Justice Anthony…

Utah Poised to Change Punishment

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Utah may be poised to dial back punishment for some crimes According to CBS affiliate KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah, a Commission has given its approval for changing sentencing for child pornography and a clean slate for lower level…

Recidivism Study

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The Characteristics of Persistent Sexual Offenders: A Meta-Analysis of Recidivism Studies By R. Karl Hanson and Kelly E. Morton-BourgonPublic Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada A meta-analysis of 82 recidivism studies (1,620 findings from 29,450 sexual offenders) identified deviant sexual preferences…

UNTOUCHABLE

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the award-winning documentary that takes an unflinching look at sex offenders, the laws used to punish them, and the people behind the making of those laws, will be available for personal streaming January 15th, on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. Look for it also…

International Megan’s Law (IML) Update

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According to Registrant Travel Action Group (RTAG), the Central America Country of Belize has implemented an IML policy that turns away travelers with the unique passport identifier as a sex offender. Nothing else has been reported on this story but…

First Step Act

McConnell Says He Will Bring Criminal Justice Bill to Senate Floor for Vote Under pressure from the White House and a number of his fellow Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said today he will bring a major criminal…

Connecticut to Consider Sex-Offender Rule Changes

Commission Considers Changes to State Sex-Offender Registry Among several proposed changes are three headliners. The first focuses on revamping the system by focusing on an offender’s risk versus the offender’s conviction. In other words, how likely that person is to…