ACSOL’s Conference Calls

Conference Call Recordings Online
Dial-in number: 1-712-770-8055, Conference Code: 983459


Monthly Meetings | Recordings (7/10 Recording Uploaded)
Emotional Support Group Meetings

Click here to sign up now for ACSOL’s Online EPIC Conference: Empowered People Inspiring Change Sept 17-18
Download a PDF of the schedule

General News

We’re Rethinking Prisons. Is It Time to Rethink Sex Offender Registries?

“Despite their failure to prevent or interrupt injury to children, registries are resilient. People want to feel safe, and policy makers are invested in delivering these feelings.”

When police arrived at her house to arrest her on May 8, 2013, Tammy Bond turned to her niece and said: “Aunt Tammy did something wrong.” At age 45, she had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old. She was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and, like 26,000 others in Illinois, required to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.

She has great difficulty finding housing or employment. She cannot eat in fast-food restaurants with playgrounds. If a recent Chicago ordinance had passed, she would have been banned from public libraries during the summer. No other conviction results in this level of interference with daily life once time behind bars has been served. Full Article (correct link)

We welcome a lively discussion with all view points - keeping in mind...  
    1. Your submission will be reviewed by one of our volunteer moderators. Moderating decisions may be subjective.
    2. Please keep the tone of your comment civil and courteous. This is a public forum.
    3. Swear words should be starred out such as f*k and s*t
    4. Please stay on topic - both in terms of the organization in general and this post in particular.
    5. Please refrain from general political statements in (dis)favor of one of the major parties or their representatives.
    6. Please take personal conversations off this forum.
    7. We will not publish any comments advocating for violent or any illegal action.
    8. We cannot connect participants privately - feel free to leave your contact info here. You may want to create a new / free, readily available email address.
    9. Please refrain from copying and pasting repetitive and lengthy amounts of text.
    10. Please do not post in all Caps.
    11. If you wish to link to a serious and relevant media article, legitimate advocacy group or other pertinent web site / document, please provide the full link. No abbreviated / obfuscated links.
    12. We suggest to compose lengthy comments in a desktop text editor and copy and paste them into the comment form
    13. We will not publish any posts containing any names not mentioned in the original article.
    14. Please choose a short user name that does not contain links to other web sites or identify real people
    15. Please do not solicit funds
    16. If you use any abbreviation such as Failure To Register (FTR), or any others, the first time you use it please expand it for new people to better understand.
    17. All commenters are required to provide a real email address where we can contact them.  It will not be displayed on the site.
    18. Please send any input regarding moderation or other website issues via email to moderator [at] all4consolaws [dot] org
ACSOL, including but not limited to its board members and agents, does not provide legal advice on this website.  In addition, ACSOL warns that those who provide comments on this website may or may not be legal professionals on whose advice one can reasonably rely.  
 
Subscribe
Notify of
6 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

This is an excellent article – one of the few that deals with the issue in depth.

Unfortunately, the link from this post to the full article seems to be broken.

Here’s the full URL:
http://inthesetimes.com/article/18862/rethinking-prisons-rethinking-sex-offender-registries

“Another registered sex offender who created an agency explicitly to employ people on the registry.”
I like that idea.

Good article. Though it highlights a number of contradictory statistics and evidence used to support the barrage of laws and procedures currently in place. While I am glad it does so, I am not hopeful about the right people realizing just how powerful this information could be in questioning the validity of everything used to support the status quo regarding these issues.

if sex offender Registries are effective how can I be sex offender? The registry was created in 2006, I committed my crime in 2010, but that’s not possible! because the registry is supposed to keep people safe!

Hi the Registry was created prior to 2006.

Whatta bunch of bullship. If ‘policy makers deliver’ then why not registry for Higher rated repeated crimes onto the public.?
Why aren’t ‘policy makers’ warning the public they are in MORE danger of being ‘sex’ assaulted from someone NOT in a registry.???
Where’s the keeping the public safe from the over ,97,% not in registry..? That’s over 9 out of ten times its NOT registry connected.
Proves coward ‘policy makers’.

6
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x
.