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Omaha Radio Station Duped by Halloween Hoax

Omaha radio station KAT 103.7 -- in a blog post by "Gina" -- has been duped by the long-discredited hoax about Halloween and former sex offenders. The blog post includes a link to a "Halloween" sex-offender map. This is a solution looking for a problem. But there is no problem. Kids simply are NOT AT … Continue reading Omaha Radio Station Duped by Halloween Hoax

Participate in Survey on Impact of Registry

Dr. Danielle J.S. Bailey, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Tyler and her colleague, Dr. Jennifer Klein, are working on a research project that examines the impact of the sex offender registry on registered citizens’ employment experiences and overall economic situations. To collect data, they are using a survey questionnaire that asks … Continue reading Participate in Survey on Impact of Registry

New Bruce Norris play ‘Downstate’ argues that sex offenders are people, to

From the Chicago Tribune | Sept. 30, 2018 Review by Chris Jones Excerpts:  “Downstate,” which is a co-production with the National Theatre in London and is blisteringly acted under the direction of Pam MacKinnon, dares to do something that even Bruce Norris has not done before: to ask an audience to gather and debate the … Continue reading New Bruce Norris play ‘Downstate’ argues that sex offenders are people, to

On America’s Civil Death Penalty: The Sexual Offense Registry

Guy Hamilton-Smith writes a guest blog post for the Comparative Penology website, explaining how U.S. sex offender registries promote social isolation and "civil death."Here is an excerpt:Oscar Wilde, writing from his cell in the Reading Gaol where he was imprisoned for homosexuality at the end of the nineteenth century, observed that "society reserves for itself … Continue reading On America’s Civil Death Penalty: The Sexual Offense Registry

NC court: No proof public safer when sex offenders tracked

A North Carolina court has ruled that long-term GPS monitoring of registered sex offenders is unconstitutional because there is no evidence such tracking protects the public. As per an Associated Press report about the decision:A divided three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that because officials presented no evidence that satellite-based monitoring … Continue reading NC court: No proof public safer when sex offenders tracked