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County Agrees to Pay $115,000 to Man Mistakenly Listed as Sex Offender

by Michael M., Registry Report

Yakima County, Washington – Damian Garza Cantu sued Yakima County in November of 2016 for damages after someone else’s criminal conviction for third degree rape somehow ended up on… 458 more words


Kids on the Sex Offender Registry

by Michael M., for NARSOL

The headlines today are full of stories of righteous indignation over immigrant children being separated from their families. While that dilemma is certainly newsworthy, the American public seems largely unaware of the fact that tens of thousands of our… 840 more words


SO's Treatment Often Depends on Their Willingness to Litigate

 Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press  June 7, 2018

WASHINGTON — Eight months after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively upheld a decision saying parts of Michigan’s sex offender registry law — one of the toughest in the nation — were unconstitutional, thousands of former sex offenders who thought they’d be off the registry by now, or facing less severe restrictions, have seen no changes. 280 more words


Federal Judge Rejects Lawsuit by 134 SO Registrants Claiming Harm

The Idaho Statesman reports that a federal judge in Boise has rejected a lawsuit challenging Idaho’s sex offender registration laws, but the 134 anonymous sex offenders who brought the lawsuit have the option to refile the case if they can show the current laws caused them actual harm. 119 more words


OPINION: This is What Despotism Looks Like

In one of his most jaw-dropping Tweets to date, the president of the United States claimed the absolute right to pardon himself.

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Today, They Stamped "Sex Offender" on My Drivers License

I’d been dreading this day for months – the final day before my Oklahoma state driver’s license expired.  Recently, my state had passed legislation requiring that the licenses of those convicted of aggravated sex offenses be marked “Sex Offender” in bold capital red letters in two different locations on the front of the card. 440 more words


Locked Up for What You Might Do...

The “Good Lives Model” Perverted

by Michael M.

Imagine what it would be like to be Jason Schoenfeld, a disabled military veteran who was convicted of aggravated assault of a child, sent to prison for 18 years, and then released at the end of his term to a halfway house in Houston, Texas. 388 more words