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CASOMB Discloses Current Registrant Statistics

The California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) disclosed several registrant statistics during its monthly board meeting on September 20. The statistics were presented by representatives from several state agencies.

According to the California Department of Justice, there are currently a total of 106,627 people required to register as sex offenders. Of that total, there are 77,666 people who live “in the community”, that is, not in jail, prison or a state hospital. The total also includes 6,652 people who are homeless (also referred to as transients) of which about 1,500 are in violation for failure to register.

According to the California Department of State Hospitals, there are 955 registrants who have been civilly committed in Coalinga State Hospital. Of that total, 509 registrants have been determined to be sexually violent predators, however, determinations are still pending for another 443 registrants.

According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, there are currently a total of 119,544 people in state prisons. This is 132 percent of state prison capacity and lower than the 137 percent cap on prison populations placed by the courts. Of that total, there are 47,741 people on parole of which 6,089 are required to register as sex offenders.

The next CASOMB meeting is scheduled on Thursday, October 25, starting at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at 2590 Venture Oaks Way, Sacramento. The meeting is open to the public.

 

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  1. Eric

    One minor statistic is missing: of the 77,666 people on the registry living in the community how many have reoffended while living in the community? Perhaps they don’t want to make that statistic available as that might temper the fear and hysteria the media and the politicians have worked so hard at creating.

    • Dustin

      Strictly a guess, but I would say around 77,600. And in all likelihood, the 66 only got popped for PO or registry violation.

    • Joe123

      But Law Enforcement might lose some funding! We can’t have that! We must continue passing and adding onto Bullsh*t laws based on lies because the American public seems to be OK with hating certain groups of citizens!

    • Will Allen

      The terrorists who support the Registries will tell you that people are not re-offending because the Registries are “working”.

      So talking about re-offending is not a good thing unless you point out that the Registries have not affected the recidivism rate at all. As a side point, with respect to the Registries, the recidivism rate is irrelevant anyway because the Registries don’t improve it. It could be 2%, it could be 90%, and neither justifies the Registries one way or another.

      Personally, I believe the Registries have led to more $EX crimes being committed than would be if the Registries did not exist. Also, I would be completely shocked if they have not led to more crimes in general being committed than would be if they did not exist. And I’m referring to actual crimes, not the BS “crimes” regarding the nonsensical Registration laws (e.g. FTR and such).

      Today – do not sit at home and deal with this BS. Go out in the world and ensure that the Registries are worse than worthless. Go hang out anonymously all over the place, around all kinds of children. That is what the Registries deserve. Do it today.

      • cool CA RC

        yes legally,
        If you are off paper
        Go to church you can go there legally but you can’t go to school ground.
        Go to the mall. No body shop at the mall any more..
        go to Cosplay but don’t dress up as ( I cant remember a guy got arrested for wearing a rso related costume)
        Public pool
        Have fun

      • wonderin

        You’re right, Will Allen. Who in the world wants to hear that your chances of having your precious child violated by a registered sex offender are only 1 in 20. Honestly, that is scary odds and it’s no wonder it
        makes a ridiculous argument.

      • Tim Moore

        Yes, that is how I am trying to frame arguments against the registry because the registry failure is the most logical and natural argument when looked at from many points of view. The registry doesn’t achieve its stated purpose but makes life worse for society in general, not just registrants. The examples are not hard to find, but too long to discuss here. Those arguments will take hold, I believe. They will say by attacking the registry, you are attacking victims, but in reality you are attacking a system that has not been productive for anyone, but the opportunists who gain wealth, power, social standing or just getting pure jollies off of people’s fear and suffering.

    • NPS

      Since I’ve been registering (since 2010) and paying attention to RC related news, I would have to say that I’ve read less than 10 cases of California RCs who re-offend. There was actually a news piece yesterday about an RC who was busted for setting up a camera in a Starbucks women’s restroom. (https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/09/19/sex-offender-arrested-accused-of-taping-restroom-users-at-union-city-starbucks/)

      When I read articles like this, I just shake my heard and think, there’s your 5% who commit a new sex offense. And it’s these guys who make it worse for the 95% law-abiding RCs.

      • How did the registry prevent reoffense?

        NPS, you are quick to villainize others for their misdeeds. But the more important question is just how did the registry prevent that man from reoffending? Obviously, the registry did nothing to stop re-offense. Regardless of that person’s registration status, he still reoffended. This could be further evidence that the registry is useless.

        Perhaps if that man got the help that he needed, not just a “sex offender” label, then he would not have reoffended. What did the system have to lose *if* it were to give that person the benefit of the doubt — by not imposing the ‘sex offender’ label — from the beginning? Send him to prison and punish him. But again, what’s the point of the label after he’s served his time?

        When you are given the ‘sex offender’ label, at least from an economics perspective, opportunity costs are lowered because people generally have “less to lose.” This has been empirically proven through transparent mathematical analysis. Yet the CASOMB scam, as well as other proponents who insist on the perpetuation of the registry, even for the most “high” risk, ignores the economics analysis of sex offender registration. Instead, CASOMB chooses to focus on the pseudo, “forensic psychology,” perspective. Forensic psychology that is backed largely by non-transparent (“static”) risk assessments.

        The focus should be rehabilitation and complete reintegration after a criminal offense. Current “rehabilitation” — in form of incarceration, probation/parole, and sex offender “treatment” — is largely geared only to generate profit for corrupt special interests. Incarceration and probation/parole could be modeled after Nordic countries. Treatment could be modeled after Germany’s sex offender therapy. In Germany, sex offender therapy is COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL (i.e. no Sharper Future style B.S.). Also, Germany does NOT use scam “science” such as the lie detector and Static-99R. Yet Germany, as well as other countries that focus on rehabilitation over America’s punitive style punishment, have very low rates of recidivism for ALL types of offenders.

        • NPS

          I villainize others? No. This man villainized himself…a SECOND time.

        • totally against public registry

          How did the registry prevent reoffense?
          OMG, everything you said is so to the point and correct. Rehabilitation and healing is the key and not the punishment.
          Thank you for putting it so nicely. I totally agree..

      • AnotherAnon

        Where is the mad cry for tougher laws due to this crime? Are there emergency sessions in the legislature like there was in California when the registry first came into being? Are angry citizens picketing his house, vandalizing his property and threatening his family? Even if there were, it would be these angry citizens that would be at fault at that point.

        While what this guy did was dumb, he is not responsible for the registry. When I first registered the court told me I could get off the registry after completing probation. LIE! They changed the law. This dumb shit is not to blame for that because he was only 10-years -old and he is not responsible for the 20-some-plus ex post facto additions to the registry, including the public registry. Comments like yours support the registry because if he “has it coming” then so do others, like you, because the same mad crowd, or a different one, could be just as mad at you.

        • NPS

          “Comments like yours support the registry because if he ‘has it coming’ then so do others, like you, because the same mad crowd, or a different one, could be just as mad at you.”

          That’s right. He had it coming. Just like a person who gets convicted of a 2nd, 3rd, 4th DUI. They deserve the punishment they have coming because they knew the consequences. This guy is no different. And in doing his dumb act, he makes our cause that much more difficult. This has nothing to do with support of a registry.

        • AnotherAnon

          @NPS, “They deserve the punishment they have coming because they knew the consequences.”

          So? True for you, too. I guess the only difference is everyone in your neighborhood sends you valentines.

        • Projection?

          Sometimes, registrants who think sex registration is an acceptable form of punishment have deep-seated, unresolved, issues of their own. They’re generally projecting their anger and unhappiness that they have for themselves to others who have ‘it coming.’ That, or they just have really short-term memories to how and why registration is cruel and unusual punishment. The modern equivalent of The Scarlet Letter.

          Either way, in my opinion, every person’s input should be considered. But there are certainly those whose input is clearly toxic for any “movement” to expose the registry for the unjust contraption that it is.

  2. cool CA RC

    no one really listen to CASOMB unless it fake news.

    They tried to pass better laws for RSO but nooo one listen and we BARELY pass the Tier level.

  3. Hmmm...

    Why does the CASOMB scam still have any credibility whatsoever? These are the same people that endorse the polygraph, as well legislation that props and requires no-confidentiality “treatment” scams.

  4. AERO1

    Who cares… the registry is broken everybody knows it .Hopefully everybod will be relieved of haveing to register for life as a SEXOFFENDER. I shore everybody has famliys and know theses laws are put in place to protect the community and i respect that . Do they stop people from cometting crimes no and people who reoffend are a big problem not just for people who might be in are current situation but a problem to the whole Society ingenarul they should have to register for life some even put away for life they cant be trusted ..think about it would u feel safe with one of ur famliy members being around someone whos been convicted of multiple sexoffenes I don’t so ..also if someone like that moved in my neighborhood I think people should be notified

    • The Registry Punishes People For Crimes They MIGHT Commit

      A big flaw to the registry is that it is not only (technically) not considered punishment (when IT IS), but it is that the registry punishes people for crimes they MIGHT commit in the future.

      So while the government lies about sex offender registration not being punishment, when it clearly is punishment, they have the added audacity to impose what is clearly DOUBLE PUNISHMENT based on their rationalization that “sex offenders” MIGHT commit a crime in the future.

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