Challenging Views on Sex Offender Laws

Master Thesis by Fresno State student Studied California Sex Offender Laws and Student Attitudes He surveyed more than 400 students on campus in spring 2018 to test whether their attitude on sex offender laws could be changed by providing expert information on current law and what experts view as better solutions than the lifetime registry, such as prevention and rehabilitation. "It was three different things that we tried...

North Carolina Procedure Ruled Unconstitutional

United States District Court Rules in Favor of Plantiff in Due Process Case Registered sex offenders face significant restrictions in their daily lives. See, e.g., N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-208.18(a)(3) (preventing registered sex offenders from going to libraries, arcades, amusement parks, recreation parks, and swimming pools). Failure to register when required to by law is a felony, and there is no procedure enabling sex offenders to challenge the...

Voting Rights Restoration

A State-By-State Guide [caption id="attachment_1035" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Restoration of Voting Rights for Felons -- Click Here[/caption] From the National Conference of State Legislatures — NCSL comes this state-by-state guide of the allowances for the restoration of voting rights. Two states, Maine and Vermont never restrict voting rights for felons. In fourteen states and the District of Columbia, loss of voting rights is forfeited only during incarceration. The remaining...

National HIRE Network — Nevada

[caption id="attachment_1005" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Nevada HIRE Click Here[/caption] The National HIRE Network Programs for Nevadan's with Criminal History Resources for job seekers and employers to utilize to help ex-felons get a job. Administered by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation — DETR. National HIRE Network — Nevada Federal Bonding Program Fidelity Bonding Insurance Tax Credits Contact DETR Silver State Works Get Rewarded For Helping Nevada's Economy

1 in 5 Adults on Probation or Parole in the U.S.

[caption id="attachment_976" align="alignleft" width="195"] Click image to go to this article.[/caption] Better strategies can cut that rate while protecting public safety, decreasing drug misuse, and reducing incarceration More than a decade ago, policymakers around the country seeking to protect public safety, improve accountability, and save taxpayer dollars initiated a wave of bipartisan reforms that has reduced the number of people behind bars in many states. Because of their...

Book Ban in PA. Prisons Lifted

[caption id="attachment_973" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click to go to this article.[/caption] Since late summer, Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections has been rolling out enhanced security measures designed to stop the flow of drugs into prisons. One of those changes included restrictions on book gifts and donations. But after pushback from several inmates’ rights groups and book donors, the department is making changes once again. WHYY Philadelphia, PA

VASQUEZ, ET AL. v. ILLINOIS

Brief of Eighteen Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners INTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE1 Amici are eighteen scholars across six disciplines whose work includes the leading empirical studies of persons convicted of sexual offenses and the laws applied to them. The Appendix identifies them and describes their work. Amici believe it critical that judicial decisions affecting constitutional rights be grounded on an accurate understanding of empirical realities....

Highly Charged Article

BPR Calls Foul BPR, a right-wing leaning news repository (About BPR), cites a couple of individual left-leaning authors as evidence of a sweeping left-wing, Democratic party conspiracy. This is a claim of left-wing manipulation in the contentious debate and mud-slinging over the current Central American immigration/migration crisis. Their viewpoint is of a grand Democratic conspiracy, including the "liberal media", by derailing talk of human-rights perspectives and arguments. Founded...

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