Collateral Damage — Learning to Live Without Regret: A Story in Seven Parts

From the NARSOL blog — Part I: Introduction By Daisy I have been wanting to share my story for quite some time, but I could never muster the courage to do so. After keeping it locked inside for an exhausting and difficult 15 years, I finally—and cathartically—confided in a close friend whose empathy is surpassed […]

Group Seeks to Revive Idaho Registry Lawsuit

A group of former sex offenders has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court to revive their lawsuit against the State of Idaho because they say they were denied their constitutional rights when they were forced to register as sex offenders. The group, referred to only as John Does 1 through 134 in the lawsuit, notified […]

Student Newspaper Opinion: Abolish the Registry

An encouraging student voice says, “ABOLISH THE SEX-OFFENDER REGISTRY.” Opinion writer Ben Edwards, writing in the University of Alaska-Anchorage student newspaper, The Northern Light, puts together a cogent argument in favor of abolishing the sex-offender registry. An excerpt: The sex offender registry is premised under a largely outdated concept of sexual violence. When these registries […]

Notice to the World: Those on the Registry Are NOT Second-class Citizens

by Sandy Rozek, NARSOL This is a special announcement about some special people. People who are affected by the registry laws are doing so many wonderful things. We have a group of great people in our Humans on the Registry Project – and we want more. Please check it out and apply if you have a positive […]

Legal Action to End Registry Begins in Michigan

The sex offender registry soon could be a thing of the past. The latest calmly reasoned step has been taken by the American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan, which points out that the registry doesn’t work. Right now, there are two cases out of Michigan, including a class-action lawsuit, saying several parts of the registry are […]

Registry Laws Have Gone Horribly Wrong

There is a rising tide of voices against the use of sex-offender registries, especially public notification registries, that deserves attention in the wake of the latest abuse of the Nebraska sex-offender registry. A post in Criminal Legal News by Christopher Zoukis is a year old, but it is more relevant today than when it was […]

Phone Scammer Spoofs Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Phone Number

You get a call from (402) 444-6641 and the caller tells you “there is something wrong” with your registration. THIS IS A SCAM, A FRAUD, A SLIMEBAG. DO NOT BE TAKEN IN. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office does not call registrants to tell them there is something wrong with their registrations. If you get one […]