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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 … Continue reading Phone Scammer Spoofs Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Phone Number

‘Sex Offenders Are Not Second-Class Citizens,’ Says Judge While Nixing Alabama Rules on First Amendment Grounds

"Sex offenders are not second-class citizens," writes U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins in a recent decision overturning two provisions of the Alabama Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act (ASORCNA) on First Amendment grounds. "The Constitution protects their liberty and dignity just as it protects everyone else's." Those points, which should be obvious, are a sadly … Continue reading ‘Sex Offenders Are Not Second-Class Citizens,’ Says Judge While Nixing Alabama Rules on First Amendment Grounds

Michigan AG Dana Nessel Does The Unthinkable: Argues The Truth About Registries

Reposted from Simple Justice: A Criminal Justice Blog by Guy Hamilton-Smith Michigan’s Attorney General has entered the cultural and legal conflagration of how we reckon with sexual violence in our society with a remarkable (and compelling) argument: Michigan’s sex offender registries are not effective at stopping sexual violence. It’s a remarkable argument. Safety and accountability have been … Continue reading Michigan AG Dana Nessel Does The Unthinkable: Argues The Truth About Registries

Watch the Trailer for ‘Untouchable’

Stream it starting January 15 on Amazon, iTunes and Google Play. FACT: More people are now listed on sex-offender registries than are currently in jail in the US. It's an amazing statistic that illuminates one of the darkest corners of our criminal justice system: our fear-based approach to dealing with sex offenders. So why do we have these massive lists? Are … Continue reading Watch the Trailer for ‘Untouchable’

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