Category: Resources

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

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a Bill Draft Request on 9/9/2018  which is listed as: BDR-515 “Repeals provisions governing sex offenders which were originally enacted for purposes of the federal Adam Walsh Act.”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…


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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.

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…


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


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…


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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…