Sex offender registry: More harm than good?

Here’s a thorough article from the CT Mirror, taking a clear-eyed look at the sex offender registry in the state of Connecticut and nationally. In the 1990s, in response to a number of horrific and highly publicized crimes against children, states and the federal government created stringent penalties for sex offenders, notably registries where offenders’ names andContinue reading “Sex offender registry: More harm than good?”

Time Magazine has a look inside sex offender therapy

Time Magazine has a long article looking inside a sex offender therapy group. They sit in the circle, the man who exposed himself to at least 100 women, next to the man who molested his stepdaughter, across from the man who sexually assaulted his neighbor…  Some of the men’s crimes aren’t all that different fromContinue reading “Time Magazine has a look inside sex offender therapy”

Losing Track: Series explores problems with Wisconsin GPS monitoring

A series of articles from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism explores problems with Wisconsin’s GPS monitoring program. GPS monitoring is increasingly popular across the country, despite questions about the technology. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, 88,000 offenders were strapped with GPS bracelets in 2015 — 30 times more than the 2,900 offenders who wereContinue reading “Losing Track: Series explores problems with Wisconsin GPS monitoring”