Nebraska Spent at Least $2.9 Million to Preserve $129,000 in Byrne Funds

In 2009, those who promulgated LB 285 -- the Nebraska version of the Adam Walsh Act -- filed a Statement of Fiscal Impact that erroneously claimed the bill would have no budget impact. That was just plain untrue. A major argument in favor of LB 285 was that Nebraska would avoid having 10 percent of [...]

Illinois Study: Registries and Residency Restrictions Are Useless

The Illinois Sex Offenses and Sex Offender Registration Task Force completed an exhaustive study published in December 2017, which concluded that registries and residency restrictions do not protect anyone. Regarding registration and public notification, the report says "most studies find no reduction in sexual recidivism as a result of sex offender registration and notification." On [...]

Sex Offender Registries Don’t Keep Kids Safe, But Politicians Keep Expanding Them Anyway

As demonstrated by the recent case of Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire long accused of molesting underage girls, local prosecutors and judges have wide discretion to overlook wealthy offenders while imposing impossible restrictions on poorer ones.