Sex offenders settle lawsuit over living in ‘school zones’

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - As reported in this Michigan Live report, Three Grand Rapids men on Michigan's Sex Offender Registry have settled a federal lawsuit against the state over housing requirements that restrict where they can live. The settlement follows a wider ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland in Detroit that found, in part, that "geographic exclusion zones," such as the 1,000 feet provision, to be unconstitutional....

Grand Challenge – Social Worker’s CTA

Link to the study: 2016-Grand-Challenge-Registry-Reform [caption id="attachment_562" align="alignleft" width="300"] Homeless[/caption] In this report by prominent social work scholars, we learn some of the failures of the current state of and future expansions to National SORN laws. They have not lived up to their claim to increasing public safety and in fact have contributed to less public safety on a few levels, according to the research into the effectiveness of...

US Supreme Court Makes Mistakes

In this New York Public Radio podcast, THE TAKEAWAY for November 09, 2017, host Todd Zwillich talks with ProPublica reporter Ryan Gabrielson. In it he describes the mistaken information that gets injected into court cases that later turns out to be totally false. And worse, there is no mechanism to correct these instances of the court relying on information that turns out to be false at a future date. It is as if...

Ending Mass Incarceration

[caption id="attachment_537" align="alignnone" width="640"] Prison[/caption] Vera Institute of Justice has a wealth of information through their project, Ending Mass Incarceration. It is divided into four action areas, as follows. Reducing the Use of Jails Treatment not Jail Bail and Pretrial Stories and Data Promoting Racial Equality in Prosecution Local Models Bringing Dignity to Life Behind Bars Higher Education Reimagining Prison Solitary Confinement Lessons from Abroad Sexual Assault Young Adults...

Reforming Criminal Justice

Academy of Justice - Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Criminal Justice Reform in the United States. [caption id="attachment_514" align="alignleft" width="282"] Justice[/caption] VOLUME 1: INTRODUCTION AND CRIMINALIZATION VOLUME 2: POLICING VOLUME 3: PRETRIAL AND TRIAL PROCESSES VOLUME 4: PUNISHMENT, INCARCERATION, AND RELEASE Reforming Criminal Justice is a four-volume report meant to enlighten reform efforts in the United States with the research and analysis of leading academics. Broken down...

Law and Society Association’s Annual Meeting Screening of “Not for Rent”

[caption id="attachment_505" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rental Crisis for Ex-felons[/caption] Many ex-felons experience rental discrimination because of their past convictions. "Not For Rent" looks at this problem for many reentering our society after prison. It will be screen next year on the international arena during the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, an interdisciplinary scholarly organization committed to social scientific, interpretive, and historical analyses of law across multiple social...

International Travel Website

Right to Travel [caption id="attachment_526" align="alignleft" width="300"] Travel[/caption] Refer to the link below to visit Registrant Travel Action Group's database of foreign lands and the state of sex offender registration to these international destinations. Also, if you have direct experience with international travel for registrants, share your travel experiences with Registrant TAG.  Registrant Tag Website maintains a database of International Travel restrictions for registered citizens.

FBI Raid, WAR & Conference

A story that rarely gets published, even rarer to have so much detail about Vicki Henry, Women Against Registry, law enforcement, unconstitutionality of sex offender laws, and more. Read this article by reporter Danny Wicentowski published by Saint Louis Riverfront Times [caption id="attachment_492" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by: DANNY WICENTOWSKIDuring Women Against Registry's first national conference, Vicki Henry ​urges ​attendees to "find their voice" as activists.[/caption] Vicki Henry Is...

Sex offender class for prisoners violates U.S. Constitution, federal judge rules

Sex offender class for prisoners violates U.S. Constitution, federal judge rules [caption id="attachment_488" align="alignleft" width="300"] Balance the Scales of Justice[/caption] According to the complaint, the SOMM program is mandatory even for inmates who pleaded not guilty to a sexual crime. The program requires participants to describe in detail any past sexual misconduct, including events not previously reported to police. Inmates are also required to sign a consent form...

Sex Trafficking Sting in Florida

[embed]http://wfla.com/2017/10/17/277-arrested-in-undercover-human-trafficking-online-prostitution-sting-in-polk-county/[/embed] I guess that our laws are working. That's why we need sting operations to control human behavior, forbidding real mental health for citizens. Controlling human behavior by shame and public persecution has never worked. Trying to teach healthy perspectives on human sexuality gets set aside as taking away a parents right to choose. I think it is time that we explore better options for teaching about human...

Understanding The Federal Courts

In Depth Guide to our Federal Court System [caption id="attachment_529" align="alignleft" width="300"] US Supreme Court[/caption] Click the link below or the picture to the left to read this 50 page explanation of our country's court system. Available as a downloadable PDF file. Understanding the Federal Courts Read about the constitutional founding of the US judicial branch of government in Article III of the US Constitution. Who creates federal...

National law reform proposal on collateral consequences

COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES RESOURCE CENTER The American Law Institute (ALI), the nation’s oldest and most respected law reform organization, will meet in Washington on May 22-24 to approve a revision of the sentencing articles of the Model Penal Code, the first such revision in 60 years. The revised MPC: Sentencing includes an ambitious and comprehensive scheme for managing and limiting collateral consequences. The American Law Institute is meeting this...

50 State Comparison

Relief from Sex Offender Registration Obligation [caption id="attachment_442" align="alignleft" width="300"] Medieval Dungeons[/caption] Collateral Consequence Resource Center has published this state by state reference of Registered Citizens gaining relief from the registry. Please visit and support this great resource. Click image or here to go to Collateral Consequences site.

Registered Citizen and Career

Reno Registered Citizens Seeking Work. Here are some links to sites that may be able to help you find a job. Integrity Staffing and search for "Felony Friendly Jobs" in your town. Express Employment Professionals 3973 South McCarran Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89502 (775 Labor Max Staffing My Journey Home SK Food Group Please add comments if you know of more second chance employers. Also, if anyone is interested in starting...

Women Against Registry First Annual Conference

Theme: Our Families ~ Our Future ~ Our Time  Mark your calendars, donate artwork, make plans to attend if you can. [caption id="attachment_417" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Click to Register.[/caption] Admission to this conference is FREE.  There is no conference admission or registration fee. The dates of the conference are (July 29-30) Conference will be centrally located in St. Louis, MO (Maryland Heights area) The venue has been selected.  The conference...

Urgent Call To Action

Assembly Bill 59 to reverse court ruling. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt is urging the Nevada Legislature to pass AB 59. It is urgent that you call your legislators to let them know that you disagree with this law ASAP. This is an attempt to reverse last years court decision that limited the ability of the State Board of Parole Commissioners and the Division of Parole and Probation to...

Sex Offender Research Information Center

[caption id="attachment_429" align="alignleft" width="198"] How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us[/caption] My name is Emily Horowitz, and here is my personal website. I am a sociologist, and the author of Protecting Our Kids? How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us (Praeger, 2015). I’m interested in promoting research to promote rational and reasonable approaches to laws that pertain to sex offenses. In particular, my work analyzes the way that panic,...

Legislative Advocate Training in Las Vegas

Training Workshop - Friday, October 21, 5-8pm FCNL - Friends Committee on National Legislation FCNL is holding a workshop to train and organize anyone who wants to be legislative advocates. Where: Conference room of Friend Richard 801 S. Rancho, Suite E. Las Vegas, NV 89106 Contact: Maiya Zwerling, FCNL Advocacy Team Trainer - Maiya@fcnl.org Who is FCNL? Read about Friends Committee on National Legislation here: - A Quaker...

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