Unjust sexual offense laws: Insanity and Hope

NARSOL Executive Director Brenda Jones and former prosecutor Ken Abraham write for the Criminal Legal News website about what may be hopeful signs for the future of sex offense laws in the United States. Hope, they point out, comes in the form of recommendations from a task force in Illinois that spent two years examiningContinue reading “Unjust sexual offense laws: Insanity and Hope”

Illinois court rules lifetime sex offender registration "grossly disproportionate punishment" for 21 year old

Another court says the registry is punishment. Via the Florida Action Committee: The opinion in People v. Tetter, which came out a couple days ago, is another great decision to add to our growing list of cases where courts have found the registry to be “punishment” and conditions of the registry have crossed the line intoContinue reading “Illinois court rules lifetime sex offender registration "grossly disproportionate punishment" for 21 year old”

IL Supreme Court considers validity of ban on sex offenders in parks

The Illinois Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of the state’s law prohibiting child sex offenders from being in public parks. The attorney for the man challenging the law told justices the law keeps those affected by the law from a wide range of places in Illinois. Strohl told theContinue reading “IL Supreme Court considers validity of ban on sex offenders in parks”