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The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) is dedicated to protecting the Constitution by restoring the civil rights of registrants and their families. In order to achieve that objective, ACSOL will educate and litigate as well as support or oppose legislation.

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CA: Public Defender Offices Available to Assist Registrants Petition for Removal

ACSOL Phone Meeting July 10, 2021

American Law Institute Adopts Revisions to Model Penal Code That Include Major Changes to Sex Offense Registries

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21 Jun 2021
MI: Lawsuit against state’s Sex Offense Registry Act enters final judgment
Source: wnem.com 6/21/21 A federal judge has granted a motion for litigation about the state’s sex offense act to enter final judgment. Parts of Michigan’s Sex Offense Registration Act (SORA) were ruled unconstitutional by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Cleland on Feb. 14, 2020. The litigation has been ongoing for nine years. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the court delayed the final judgment in...
21 Jun 2021
Updated with meeting details June 21, 2021 ACSOL leaders Chance Oberstein and Janice Bellucci will conduct a training session for California registrants, family members and supporters regarding the petitioning process under the Tiered Registry Law.  The session will be held on Thursday, July 8, starting at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The session will be recorded and available later on the ACSOL website. "We look...
20 Jun 2021
Source: essexlive.news 6/20/21 Labour is calling for the change People convicted of a sex offense may have a 'danger warning' stamped on their passports and drivers licences, it has been reported. Labour MP Sarah Champion is calling on the DVLA and the passport office to mark the files of 100,000 people who are listed on the registry as having a sex offense conviction. The...
19 Jun 2021
Compliance checks conducted of 620 people with a sex offense conviction, [only] 18 arrests made
Source: msn.com 6/18/21 A recent  compliance check of people convicted of a sex offense was conducted in the valley during the week of June 7-11, 2021. The LVMPD's "Sex Offender Apprehension Team", in conjunction with the United States Marshals Service "Sex Offender Predator Apprehension Team" and Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force, reached out to over 620 registered people. Fifteen arrests were made for...
19 Jun 2021
In a step toward racial equity and ending housing discrimination, Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed the Fair Chance in Housing Act, barring landlords in New Jersey from asking about criminal history on housing applications. At the state’s first commemoration of Juneteenth as an official holiday, Murphy signed the historic “ban the box” bill (A1919), which advocates say is the most sweeping form of...
19 Jun 2021
This isn't a story about the police stings that we are all too familiar with. But it is another example of how the FBI goes too far with sting operations. This is based on a story on CNN.com back in 2017 Every day was the same for Rayyan, 21, a depressed pizza delivery man from Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Working for a pizzeria in Detroit,...
17 Jun 2021
Ruling in 2019 prohibits sentencing defendants to prison followed by probation in same criminal case The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday exempted people with a sex offense conviction from a key 2019 decision that prohibited defendants from being sentenced to prison followed by probation in the same criminal case. People with a sex offense conviction in Colorado can face such punishment in some circumstances,...
16 Jun 2021
Source: prisonlegalnews.org 5/1/21 by Daniel A. Rosen “This is an industry that profits from human suffering.” —David Fathi, Director, ACLU’s National Prison Project Starting with math may be a bad idea, but numbers help tell this story: In Virginia, keeping the average prisoner behind bars costs taxpayers about $30,000 per year; in some states like New York or California it’s twice that much. Prisoners...
16 Jun 2021
Source: meaww.com 6/15/21 ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND: A former Arundel County, Maryland, high school teacher, has been acquitted of charges of having sex with a student after it was found that the victim who made the allegations lied years ago while under oath in court. Meredith Susan Barry Martin, 39, who was also a former biology teacher at South River High School, was found not guilty of...
16 Jun 2021
UPDATED 6/16/21: T&T Senate approves law to allow public to access sex offender website [radiojamaicanewsonline.com - 6/16/21] Source: newsday.co.tt 6/16/21 The Attorney General has proposed 22 amendments to the Act to amend the Sexual Offences Act, Chap. 11:28. Chief among these are the creation of two registers of people with a sexual offense. Speaking in the Senate on Tuesday, AG Faris Al-Rawi said the...
16 Jun 2021
Source: kbzk.com 6/15/21 HELENA — Montanans who spent years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit now have a new path to get compensation for being wrongfully locked away – but those who fought for the law are less-than-thrilled about the final product. “I really feel like it got stolen away at the end,” said Cody Marble of Conrad, who was exonerated in 2017...
15 Jun 2021
NARSOL's educational and inspiring webcast will be this Saturday, June 19th, from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST). Be sure to sign up today and take advantage of this opportunity to learn about building your advocacy toolkit from experienced civil rights advocates. Then hear from two seasoned state legislators who will help us better understand the lawmaking process and which lobbying strategies work...
15 Jun 2021
Source (sign up here): Root and Rebound 6/15/21 Root and Rebound is offering these useful events in California: FREE Virtual Reentry Legal Clinics July 13 - 15th, 2021 | 2 - 7 p.m. PT Open to Merced, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Mendocino, Lake, Del Norte, and Humboldt county residents Voices for Justice: On Tribal Justice See below for a recording of our most recent Tribal Justice event Liberation Celebration: A Juneteenth Community...
15 Jun 2021
Source: nytimes.com 6/15/21 Judge Patrick L. Michot, of the 15th Judicial District Court in Lafayette, La., said the notation was “not the least restrictive way to further the state’s legitimate interest of notifying law enforcement.” “It could be accomplished in the same way that some other states utilize,” he said. “Louisiana could use more discreet labels in the form of codes that are known...
15 Jun 2021
Twenty public defender offices have made resources available to help registrants petition for removal from the registry.  Below is a link to a list of those offices.  Missing from the list is Los Angeles County, however, both San Diego and San Francisco counties are included on the list. Click here to see the list. This will also be available in the Resources menu  
14 Jun 2021
The Unspeakable Podcast w/Meghan Daum 6/13/2021 One sure way to lose a popularity contest is to fight for the rights of people convicted of a sex offense. But The National Sex Offense Registry, which was established during an era of panic over crime and child danger, has come with a host of unintended consequences. Sociologist Emily Horowitz is one of a handful of academics...
13 Jun 2021
Source: patch.com 6/13/21 CONNECTICUT —The state's General Assembly 2021 Regular Session adjourned June 9, but promised to convene a special session before the end of the month to tackle the legal marijuana bill. Will it pass? That's still a coin-toss, but a number of bills have made their way out of the House and Senate and onto Gov. Ned Lamont's desk, where they were...
13 Jun 2021
Please join ACSOL Executive Director and civil rights attorney Janice Bellucci as well as ACSOL President and criminal defense attorney Chance Oberstein for our next phone meeting.  The meeting will be held on Saturday, July 10, beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time and will last at least two hours. This meeting will be recorded and then posted as an audio recording within 24 hours....
11 Jun 2021
[Source: click2houston.com - 6/10/21] GALVESTON, Texas – A repeat sex offender has been sentenced to 40 years in prison by a Galveston County jury after he failed to register as a sex offender, according to the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney. Thomas Lee Alexander, III was required to register with local law enforcement because of a 1995 conviction for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in...
10 Jun 2021
[Source: foxla.com - 6/9/21] RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Twenty-five suspected child predators were arrested in Riverside County following a month-long operation combatting human trafficking. "Operation Intercept," conducted by the Riverside County Child Exploitation Team (RCCET) in partnership with the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking, was a proactive undercover enforcement operation with the intent to locate possible sexual predators who actively look for minors on social media...
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