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The Marshall Project presents... The Picks of 2017 - The best criminal justice books we read this year The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives By Jessie Eisinger (2017)       A Colony in a Nation By Chris Hayes (2017)         The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America By Richard Rothstein (2017)      ...

Constitutional Challenge in Indiana

Sex offenders sue over Indiana registry requirement 12/17/17 11:57 AM INDIANAPOLIS — Three men have filed a lawsuit over an Indiana requirement that they register as sex offenders when moving to the state, saying they’re being treated differently than other residents in similar situations. By: The Republic newspaper, 2980 N. National Road, Suite A, Columbus, IN 47201

Sex Offenders, Laws, Risk and Society | Subject Matter Book List

New Publications Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume I: Perceptions (Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society) Edited by Kieran McCartan and Hazel Kemshall Available January 2018 Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume II: Responses (Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society) Edited by Kieran McCartan and Hazel Kemshall Available January 2018 Sexual Offending: A Criminological Perspective (Global Issues in Crime and Justice) Edited by Patrick Lussier and Eric Beauregard Available April 2018  Living Under Sex Offender Laws:...

Sex Offender Regime

[embed]https://youtu.be/3Z-bIkQUgmM[/embed]   Dr Roger N Lancaster is professor of Gender/Sexuality, Culture and Political Economy, Crime and Punishment, American Studies, Latin America at George Mason University. Solitary Nation Podcast is a media outlet focusing on criminal justice reform efforts. Matt Duhamel is a reporter turned activist creating independent films focusing on sex offender registry and criminal justice reform.

Seeking Your Support

Black Friday Giving During this year's Holiday Season, if you are shopping on Amazon.com, please support the Women Against Registry Family Foundation through Amazon.com's Smile charitable giving program.All you need to do is to click the link below, sign into your Amazon.com account and shop. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to Women Against Registry Family Foundation. Support us when you shop on Black Friday. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4076038 and...

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...

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