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Sex Offender Law Reform https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTfBVR1eLFo&feature=youtu.be 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 victim to a survivor and in the process, discovers truths for all to hear.

FAMM Applauds Senate Passage of the First Step Act

WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan passage of the First Step Act (S. 3747) by a vote of 87 to 12: “This is not simply a matter of policymaking to us. This is about people – specifically, the people we have gotten to know in the last 27 years while promoting these reforms. This bill is...

Nevada Legislature 1st With Women Leadership

Nevada becomes first state with a majority of law makers being women. In a new first for Nevada, two vacated Assembly seats were filled by the appointment of two women. This makes the total women in both legislative branches 32 out of the total 63 seats. Women will now hold 23 of 42 seats in the state Assembly and nine of the state Senate's 21 spots, giving them...

Double Jeopardy – Florida Supreme Court

BRIAN MITCHELL LEE, vs. STATE OF FLORIDA, December 13, 2018 Double jeopardy “prohibits subjecting a person to multiple prosecutions, convictions, and punishments for the same criminal offense.” “The prohibition against double jeopardy is ‘fundamental.’ ” There are three offenses at issue in this case—(1) solicitation of a minor, (2) unlawful use of a two-way communications device, (3) and traveling after solicitation. The solicitation statute provides in pertinent part: (3) Certain...

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 justice bill, the FIRST STEP Act, to the Senate floor for a vote as early as the end of the week. Hit and Run Blog - Reason -...

Will SCOTUS hear Boyd v Washington?

Should Registrants be able to protect their families and themselves with a firearm? Boyd v. Washington is among the cases on tomorrow’s Supreme Court of the United States conference calendar. The question at issue in that case is “Whether the requirement of frequent, in-person reporting renders an offender-registration law punitive, such that applying the law retroactively violates the ex-post facto clause.” We are hoping the SCOTUS selects this...

Connecticut to Consider Sex-Offender Rule Changes

Commission Considers Changes to State Sex-Offender Registry Click image to go to this article. 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 re-offend. “We’ve got over 5,000 people on the sex-offender registry now in Connecticut,” Delvin said. “By focusing on the really high-risk...

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