Their Time Served, Sex Offenders Are Kept in Prison in ‘Cruel Catch-22’

New York prisons will not release people convicted of some sex offenses until they find housing far from schools. But that is hard to do, especially from behind bars.   “In effect,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote, “New York’s policy requires indefinite incarceration for some indigent people judged to be sex offenders.”Credit...Erin Schaff/The New York Times By Adam Liptak March 7, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET WASHINGTON — A...
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11th Circuit Says a Sheriff Violated the First Amendment by Posting Warning Signs on the Lawns of Registered Sex Offenders

Butts County, Georgia, Sheriff Gary Long cited no evidence to support his pre-Halloween stunt. JACOB SULLUM | 2.1.2022 6:25 PM (Butts County Sheriff's Office) A Georgia sheriff violated the First Amendment when he posted signs on the lawns of registered sex offenders to warn away trick-or-treaters, a federal appeals court said in a recent ruling. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit unanimously concluded that the signs amounted to unconstitut...
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Sex offender registry laws don’t work. Here’s what might. | Column

OPINION | Guest Column Meghan M. Mitchell, Kristen M. Zgoba, Alex R. Piquero The uncomfortable truth? Those who commit sexual offenses are usually not strangers.   There are roughly half a million sexual assault incidents in the United States every year — and more than 11,000 in Florida alone. These numbers are troubling. Kristen M. Zgoba [ Provided ] So it’s no surprise that people search the sex offender registration website to make sure that no one convicted o...
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UNTOUCHABLE

NARSOL is making the award-winning film UNTOUCHABLE available for institutional streaming to all of its members and affiliates from December 4th thru 7th 2021. SOPRI has reserved a screening slot on December 5th at 5:30 pm where we will use Zoom and stream the film to those who would like to watch the film together and discuss it afterward. If you are unable to make the SOPRI Zoom screening, don’t worry we can also send a link with credentials that will allow you to watch the film during the ope...
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NCMEC ignores its own research and lies about “stranger danger”

NARSOL rebuts NCMEC's false claims opposing ALI recommendations Raleigh, North Carolina | October 18, 2021 -- The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was co-founded by John and Reve Walsh and is funded by the U.S. Dep’t of Justice. Along with the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) and the American Law Institute (ALI), NCMEC seeks to protect our nation’s children and improve the safety of our society as a whole. NCMEC recently issued a pres...
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American Law Institute Adopts Revisions to Model Penal Code That Include Major Changes to Sex Offender Registries

Posted: June 16, 2021 By Professor Ira Ellman On June 8, 2021 the membership of the American Law Institute gave its final approval to a revision of the Model Penal Code’s chapter on Sexual Assault and Related Offenses. The American Law Institute, established in 1923, is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The current Council of the ALI includes 7 members of the United States Courts of...
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