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14 Feb 2021
[chronline.com - 2/14/21] Washington lawmakers are discussing a bill that would end the automatic disqualification of people with certain criminal convictions from working with vulnerable populations in health care or home care. Bill sponsors say it would address the shortage of qualified caretakers and empower people with convictions to take charge of their lives. House Bill 1411 would allow people with certain crimes on...
14 Feb 2021
[theintercept.com - 2/14/21] Is Poetry magazine “platforming toxicity” or promoting the “practice of freedom”? A bedrock principle of the prison abolitionist movement is that you don’t ask an incarcerated person what they’re in for. It’s more than etiquette. To eschew the identity that the punitive state assigns — which could be false — is to see someone whole. “Each of us is more than the...
13 Feb 2021

ACSOL Phone Meeting Feb 20

Listen to the recording 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, Feb 20, 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...
13 Feb 2021
The California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) has reversed its position on an important tiered registry issue.  Specifically, the state agency has agreed to delete a sentence included in previously issued tier assignment letters that state individuals whose tiers are "to be determined" must wait until their tier has been assigned before petitioning for removal from the registry.  The sentence will also not be...
13 Feb 2021
[orilliamatters.com - 2/12/21] 'Those who were youths were harmed in a severe and lifelong manner that deserves particular attention,' judge finds Patients who were subjected to “degrading and inhumane” experimental treatments at the former Oak Ridge maximum-security psychiatric facility in Penetanguishene have been awarded a total of just under $10 million. The awards for the 28 patients range from $1,000 up to $2.7 million...
12 Feb 2021
[interestingengineering.com - 2/12/21] Last year, The New York Times reported that, in order to test its software, facial recognition startup Clearview AI collected up to three billion images from platforms including YouTube and Facebook without attaining users' express consent. Now, a new patent application by Clearview AI, first discovered by Buzzfeed, details several potential uses for the firm's software, including date matching, sharing "headshots of...
12 Feb 2021
[houstonchronicle.com 2/11/21] Texas’s civil commitment program for sexually violent offenders has earned a reputation as an unforgiving place. Much of that is by design. Each of the 378 men in it has already served his full prison term, some 20 years or longer. After their sentences were up, Texas evaluated them as too likely to re-offend, however, so they were ordered kept locked up...
11 Feb 2021
[thecrimereport.org - 2/10/21] Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio found that Black and Hispanic Americans charged in federal sex abuse cases are receiving disproportionately harsher sentences In a recent study published in the journal Sexual Abuse, the researchers explored what they said was a trend in more severe punishment over the past decade since Congress has enacted several pieces of legislation...
11 Feb 2021
[myfox8.com - 2/10/21 - NC residents write and call!] CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Right now, in some North Carolina counties, sex offenders can live right beyond 1,000 of the front door of a school due to the way current laws are written. Now, one lawmaker is pushing to make sure they’re further away from those properties. In some areas, sex offenders could...
11 Feb 2021
[floridaactioncommittee.org - 2/11/21] On Monday, February 15, 2021, the Florida Senate Judiciary committee will consider Senate Bill 234. It is item number 3 on their agenda. Among other things, this bill introduced by Senator Lauren Book would change the definition of “day” to mean part of any calendar day. Therefore, as written, anywhere you are physically present 4 or more times a year would...
10 Feb 2021
[rnz.co.nz - 2/9/21] The man was sentenced to nine months home detention in early 2018 after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography in early 2016. At his 2018 sentencing, the Judge also made an order that he be placed on the Child Sex Offender Register, which was established using the Registration Act in late 2016. The man committed the offence prior to the Registration...
10 Feb 2021
[wfmd.com - 2/9/21] Annapolis, MD (KB) Frederick County Delegate Jesse Pippy said he is sponsoring five pieces of legislation at the 2021 General Assembly in Annapolis. One has to do with the sex offender registry and expungement. “There has been a push recently to expunge certain offenses off peoples’ records,” he explained. Delegate Pippy said this bill will make sure that individuals who are...
10 Feb 2021
[law.com - 2/9/21] In Part 1 of this article, I outlined what I believe are the significant flaws in the Risk Assessment Instrument (the RAI) New York courts are required to use to assess sex offender risk under the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA or Megan’s Law, Article 6-C of the Correction Law). Under SORA, courts are required to designate offenders as being at...
10 Feb 2021
[wrcbtv.com - 2/9/21] A federal judge has ruled that parts of Tennessee’s sex offender registration act should not be applied retroactively to two offenders who sued over the law. Tuesday, February 9th 2021, 5:59 PM EST By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that parts of Tennessee's sex offender registration act should not be applied retroactively to...
10 Feb 2021
[reason.com - 2/10/21] The practice evades constitutional constraints by casting punishment and preventive detention as treatment. Jacob Sullum | 2.10.2021 12:01 AM "It was my understanding that I was to do the treatment, then be released," says Mike Whipple, who recently participated in a 14-day hunger strike at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program's facility in Moose Lake. "Twelve years later, I'm still here, doing...
08 Feb 2021
[Washington Voices - wavoices.org - 2/7/21] Dear Friends, This Thursday, February 11, at 1:30 pm,  the House Committee on Public Safety will vote on HB 1282.  If this bill becomes law, all people convicted of a felony will have an opportunity to earn up to 33% off of their sentence.  Currently, people convicted of a sex offense can earn a maximum of 10% off...
05 Feb 2021
[bringmethenews.com - 2/5/21] A group of men at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program's Moose Lake facility have ended their hunger strike after nearly two weeks. The group went on strike Jan. 21, demanding a "clear path" for release from the program, which has facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter, where "treatment is a death sentence" because despite serving their prison sentences, they're remanded...
04 Feb 2021
[wmfe.org 2/4/21] Legislation making its way through the House would prevent parents registered as a sex offender or predator from being granted time-sharing with their child. The legislation is sponsored by Daytona Beach Republican Representative Thomas Leek. “I believe that if you are a convicted sexual predator or a sexual offender of a minor while you are an adult the presumption should be that...
04 Feb 2021

International Travel 2021

This post is intended as a place for discussions about International Travel ONLY. For more information and previous discussions on the topic, please see International Travel 2020 and International Travel 2019.
04 Feb 2021

West Covina Repeals Residency Restrictions

[ACSOL] The City of West Covina, located in Los Angeles County, has repealed its residency restrictions which prohibited registrants from living within most of the city.  The repeal took place on February 2 during a regularly scheduled meeting of the West Covina City Council. "We commend the City of West Covina for repealing its residency restrictions," stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.  "Registrants and...
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