Op-ed: Sex Offender Registries Discourage Rehabilitation

Writing in the Washington Exainer, Sandy Rozek says the decision by a Connecticut YMCA to prohibit a registered sex offender from running in a race is another black eye for the very concept of the sex offender registry.The man had run the race for several years without incident, but was flagged this year because he had […]

Watch Catherine Carpenter’s presentation from 2016 RSOL Conference

One of the speakers at the 2016 RSOL National Conference was Southwestern Law School Professor Catherine Carpenter.She spoke about children who are forced to register as sex offenders, and tied that into adult sex offender registration.Watch the hour-long presentation here.

Public sex offender registries a waste of tax dollars

In an op-ed for the Washington Examiner, National RSOL Communications Director Sandy Rozek explains why public sex offender registries are not effective…financially or as a public safety tool.Proponents of the public sex offender registry say it’s needed to help parents protect their children from sexual predators, but there is no evidence it does that…Academic analyses […]

Debunking Halloween Sex Offender Hysteria

In the latest Solitary Nation podcast, host Matt Duhamel talks with RSOL Executive Director Brenda Jones about some of the ridiculous restrictions on the activities of registered sex offenders on Halloween and other holidays.Studies on registered sex offenders have shown no significant increase in risk for non-familial child sexual abuse on or just prior to […]

ACTION ALERT! House Vote Scheduled on International Megan’s Law!

A vote is scheduled in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday on International Megan’s Law. This has already passed the Senate. More information from National RSOL.ACTION ALERT!Contact YOUR national HOUSE representatives TODAY via email, and then CALL their office again on Monday. Here is a link to locate YOUR representative: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/Be sure to identify yourself as […]

Utah Legislature Considers Changes to Sex Offender Registry

A Utah state legislator has proposed a bill that would allow some registered citizens to have their names removed from the sex offender registry sooner than under current law.Rep. Jack Draxler’s bill would allow those convicted of certain misdemeanors to ask to be removed from the registry after five years.Read about it here.Perhaps this will […]