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Maryland high court says sex offender registry is punishment

By Steve Lash . . .  BALTIMORE, MD — A sharply divided Maryland high court ruled Tuesday that a convict’s placement on the Sex Offender Registry qualifies as “punishment” for a sex offense, meaning that all elements of the crime required for placement – such as the victim’s age – must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt at trial or…Read more

Registrants face stark choices as coronavirus risks grow

By Dawn R. Wolfe . . . A patchwork approach to the nation’s sex offense registry laws is leaving many of the 900,000 people on the country’s registries with a stark choice as COVID-19 sweeps the country: risk their lives or risk their freedom. This week, a California man had to decide between putting his and his 65-year-old parents’ health…Read more

His Research Was Destroyed After He Found Indefinite Detention Wasn’t Working.

STEVEN YODER — In late 2006, a public defender went before a Napa County judge to argue for his client’s freedom. Rex McCurdy, a 49-year-old man, had been detained for seven years at Atascadero State Hospital under a 1995 California law authorizing “civil commitment” of people who have been convicted of sex offenses, a practice that keeps them confined long after…Read more

Law enforcement agencies are putting millions of families at risk of exposure

March 30 NARSOL issued a second press release demanding that law enforcement immediately cease all in-person requirements of registrants. A month after the seriousness of this health crisis was recognized in the United States, state officials in only two states, Oregon and Pennsylvania, have issued directives for these types of required visits to be suspended state-wide. In virtually every other…Read more

Sexually violent predator law upheld by Pa. Supreme Court

By Associate Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld laws Thursday that require offenders deemed “sexually violent predators” to undergo lifetime counseling and registration and be the subject of community notices. The requirements have the legitimate purpose of keeping the community safe and therefore do not amount to extra punishment, the court said in reversing a lower…Read more

This time “No sex offenders allowed” could equal a death sentence

What a wonderful thing the city of Tampa, in conjunction with Catholic Charities, is doing. Concern for the homeless during these days of stay-at-home orders and advisories from the medical community to wash frequently and use hand sanitizer is in many people’s minds, but they are actually doing something about it. A homeless camp has been funded and erected consisting…Read more

Humans on the Registry

Timothy D.

In 2008 I was charged with abusing my two adopted sons. For which I was guilty. At the time I wanted to kill myself and/or spend the rest of my life in prison. Both of the sons recanted their statements but …Read more

Featured Podcast

Registry Matters – Pack of Corona w/ Theresa Robertson Ph.D., LCPC

Please note: Registry Matters is NOT a NARSOL project or entity.  It is completely independent of NARSOL.  

Beware of scams targeting those on the registry 

A year ago NARSOL began tracking reports of scams targeting those who are on the sex offender registry.  We are deeply concerned about this and committed to taking whatever steps we can to help protect the well-being of our members and contacts by making them aware of this situation. Read post

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