7th Circuit ruling will force registrants from their homes

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a challenge to Illinois’ sex offender residency restriction law. As NARSOL reports, the decision means at least two men, and likely more people will be forced from their homes.By Larry . . . NARSOL is disappointed to report that the United States Court of […]

Federal Court upholds denial of registrant’s right to sponsor wife for citizenship

A federal court ruling of note as reported byACSOL:The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling that an individual convicted of a sex offense does not have the right to sponsor his foreign-born wife for citizenship in the United States in a decision published on July 5. The court’s decision was based […]

Homeless sex offenders lose court fight to remain at tent camp

Homeless registrants who have been staying at an encampment in Hialeah, Florida, lost a court decision Thursday. Miami-Dade County can now proceed with plans to either evict or arrest the residents.A Miami-Dade judge on Thursday cleared the way for the county to dismantle a tent village of homeless sex offenders outside Hialeah, and a lawyer for […]

Another scam reported targeting registered sex offenders

SOSEN reports on another scam that is targeting registered sex offenders.The following is from one of our member families. We had a scare yesterday. Someone called saying they were from (our) County Sheriff’s Department and that my loved one had moved without reporting it within three days. They wanted $2,000 dollars to cover his court fees […]

ACLU sues to stop Miami homeless sex offender camp evictions

The situation with the shameful humanitarian crisis that is the encampent of homeless registered sex offenders in Miami continues, as a lawsuit has been filed to try and prevent officials from dismantling the camp. The Miami New Times has a report on the lawsuit.In 2007, New Times broke national news with a story about how a group of […]

Reporter investigates the harsh realities of civil commitment

Investigative reporter Barbara Koeppel takes a critical look at the practice of civil commitment in the United States in a report for the Washington Spectator. The introduction to the article calls civil commitment “the third rail of the criminal justice system.”Organizations and professionals familiar with the abuses of civil commitment are its harshest critics. The […]

Registered father prohibited from seeing son in NICU

Another story of a father prevented from visiting his young child in the hospital because the father is a registered sex offender. This story is from St. Louis, Missouri.The man was 19-years-old when the offense happened in 2004. The victim of the aggravated criminal sexual abuse was 13. 14 years later, he is a husband and […]

OnceFallen: The forgotten victims of National Crime Week

Derek Logue of OnceFallen.com writes about some notable victims who don’t get mentioned during a week set aside to remember crime victims — registered sex offenders who are victims of vigilantes and government policy.The week of April 8th to April 14th of 2018 has been declared “Nation Crime Victim’s Rights Week,” and while discussions about […]

How sex offender registries can result in vigilante murder

Another good reason to abolish sex offender registries. With the backdrop of the discussion of creating a public registry in Canada, Vice looks at how vigilantes use registries to target people on the list (and those close to them.)Some Canadian conservatives are pushing for more public sex offender registries. But there is a history of […]

Wisconsin registrant sues hospital that won’t let him visit son

Hopefully, this will spur changes in the hospital’s policy and maybe spur hospitals elsewhere with similar policies to rethink those harmful and exclusionary rules. Such policies punish families and do nothing to keep anyone safe.MILWAUKEE (AP) — A registered sex offender forbidden from visiting his severely ill 9-year-old son filed a lawsuit Friday against Wisconsin […]