Did California Suppress Research on Sexually Violent Predators?

Q: What is a Sexually Violent Predator?A: A person unlikely to commit another sex crime. State laws that allow sexually violent predators to be locked up even after they have served their sentences are based on questionable assumptions that they continue to pose a danger to society, according to a study published in the American Criminal LawContinue reading “Did California Suppress Research on Sexually Violent Predators?”

CA: Federal Court Limits Residency Restrictions to Parolees

From ACSOL, word of a positive decision from a Federal Court in California: A federal district court ruled on Dec. 22 that residency restrictions adopted by cities and counties may only be applied to registrants while on parole.   “This is a significant victory for registrants and their families,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.  “The Court’s decision dramaticallyContinue reading “CA: Federal Court Limits Residency Restrictions to Parolees”

California will soon end lifetime registration for some sex offenders

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that will allow some people to petition to come off the state’s bloated sex offender registry. The new law signed by the governor creates a tiered registry, with high-risk offenders on the registry for life and others able to petition to be removed after eitherContinue reading “California will soon end lifetime registration for some sex offenders”