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, notifiedContinue reading “Group Seeks to Revive Idaho Registry Lawsuit”

2015 in Review: How the Nebraska Public-Shaming Website Makes the State More Dangerous

On July 27, 2015, we told you about a research study that shows how the Nebraska public-shaming website targeting Registered Citizens makes our communities more dangerous. No one — especially ambitious politicians — pays any attention to this work. But the study is more than 10 years old. Revisit the post here.

Teen Charged With Crime for Having a Picture of Himself on His Phone

A teen-ager is charged with a crime because he has a picture of himself on his phone. β€œIt’s dysfunctional to be charged with possession of your own image,” said Justin Patchin, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin. We agree. Read the story.