Category Archive: SOL

Feb 05

Lawsuit regarding SOL’s filed

Case No. 1:17-cv-3 (http://safervirginia.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=61d143fee54fb93890e1f9d41&id=d37c9be5fd&e=df5657d22a) filed in North Carolina last month. The lawsuit filed in federal court asserts that the state’s registration laws violate the U.S. Constitution in numerous areas including the ex post facto clause, first, fifth and fourteenth amendments, free exercise of religion, and freedom of association. To read more, please visit the NARSOL …

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Dec 08

Another Eye-Popping Statistic

www.lifeonlist.org    Steven Yoder: “Earlier this year, I talked to the press spokesperson for a state senator who was proposing a new ban targeting those on the state’s sex offender registry. I asked her about the purpose of the legislation–why focus on this group of ex-offenders? The question seemed to catch her off guard: “Oh! …

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Nov 29

Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice

The celebrated University of Chicago philosopher Martha Nussbaum just dropped a new book on anger and its uses and abuses: Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice. Her essential thesis is that anger, while initially useful for demolishing what doesn’t work, is ultimately a flawed tool for designing public policy or changing people. Anger has embedded …

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Nov 30

Safer Virginia

Safer Virginia educates families and communities seeking to protect children and restore families affected by sexual abuse. Safer Virginia supports research-based sexual offense laws and policies that enhance public safety, safeguard civil liberties, and focus on prevention, healing, and restoration.  http://www.safervirginia.org/Safer-Virginia.php

Nov 30

North Carolina SOAR Program leads the country in comprehensive offender treatment

North Carolina SOAR Program leads the country in comprehensive offender treatment SOAR is an intensive residential therapeutic community. Participants are in treatment six hours per day, five days per week for twenty weeks (approximately 600 hours of treatment). Approximately 40 participants are selected for each of two treatment cycles, with about 72 inmates completing SOAR …

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Oct 25

Life On The List

Collateral Damage to Families in America’s War on Sex Crimes A blog has been started by Steven Joder, who is writing a book project on the impacts of the sex offender registry on family members of registrants. To further pursue his goal, he has started a blog called “Life on the List” which tells the …

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Nov 30

North Carolina is the latest state to take a stand against the Adam Walsh Act.

North Carolina is the latest state to take a stand against the Adam Walsh Act. …and its key provision, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). States like New York have already refused to comply, because SORNA’s requirements directly contradict their policy of treating youth offenders differently from adult offenders.

Nov 30

Registering child sex offenders for life.

Read this article regarding legislation to register child offenders for life. Of course this would block them from entering a public school or being around other children. I would agree that if a professional deemed the offender pathological, then they need to be safely within mental-health treatment. But, for a youthful indiscretion, such as mentioned …

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Aug 16

Five part in-depth study regarding Sex Offender registries.

“Although this article is clearly editorial in nature, it contains a substantial amount of fact and data that have direct bearing on the subject.  It’s also a long article, and I hope you’ll have the patience to read it through to the end.”- Editor’s Note at:  http://wrongfulconvictionsblog.org/2014/08/16/sex-offender-registries-sors-time-for-a-change/

Feb 11

Man stuck between clashing sex offender registration laws

Kelly Piercy, 62, of Sardis, Ga., spent six years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography. He is eligible to be taken off Georgia’s sex offender registry, but federal regulations forbid it. “If the state says I’m not a danger, then I should be able to live like a normal person,” he said. …

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