ACSOL’s Conference Calls

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

Monthly Meetings: April 18 – Phone, May 16 – Phone,
Oct 10 and 11 – Conference (Los Angeles),  June 13 – Sacramento details

Emotional Support Group Meetings 2020 (Phone only)

2020 ACSOL Conference – Ticket Sales Halted

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.

Important News / Announcements

ACSOL Postpones Annual Conference to October 10 and 11

ACSOL Emotional Support Group Phone Meetings Available Twice per Month

ACSOL Files Fifth Lawsuit Challenging San Diego In-Person Registration During Pandemic

ACSOL Files Fourth Lawsuit Challenging DOJ and L.A. In-Person Registration During COVID-19 Pandemic

General News Feed

31 Mar 2020
[eff.org - 3/27/20] As the pandemic unfolds, state agencies should take a flexible approach to enforcement of restrictions on inmates’ ability to connect with the outside world. By Mark Rumold COVID-19 has trapped many of us in our homes, isolating us from family and friends and limiting our movements. But there are few people who feel the isolating impacts of COVID-19 more acutely than...
30 Mar 2020
[ocregister.com - 3/30/20] Placentia is racing to put the final touches on what city leaders say is a first-of-its kind facility that will offer emergency shelter, help finding jobs and housing and other types of counseling and aid to homeless people in north Orange County. The shelter is expected to start accepting people Tuesday, March 31. ... (The centers will take clients by referral...
30 Mar 2020
[ACSOL] The States of Pennsylvania and Oregon have temporarily suspended in-person registration for all registrants in those state.  Instead of in-person registration, Pennsylvania is allowing registrants to register by mail, if needed, and Oregon is allowing registrants to register by telephone. "Pennsylvania and Oregon are protecting the public, including registrants and their families, from further infection of COVID-19 by suspending in-person registration," stated ACSOL...
30 Mar 2020
[inforum.com - 3/29/20] FARGO — The Fargo Police Department is allowing sex offenders to register by phone in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, while other local law enforcement agencies continue the registration process with few changes. Fargo police made the switch March 19, the same day it closed the lobby of its headquarters. The department is making several adjustments to its...
29 Mar 2020
[mitchellhamline.edu - 3/28/20] SEX OFFENSE LITIGATION AND POLICY RESOURCE CENTER Strategies for reducing COVID-19 exposure by revising the implementation of registration policies, housing banishment laws, and other restrictions impacting people with convictions MARCH 28, 2020 – We join numerous criminal justice organizations that have issued policy recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by suspending or eliminating non-essential police and court functions, while ensuring...
28 Mar 2020
[floridaactioncommittee.org - 3/27/20] BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA – March 27, 2020. The Florida Action Committee (FAC), the ACLU of Florida and the Florida Justice Institute are calling on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to temporarily suspend the requirement that persons required to register for past sexual offenses appear in-person at the Sheriff’s office to report during the Coronavirus state of emergency. Florida Statutes mandate in-person reporting...
27 Mar 2020
[ACSOL] The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) filed today a fifth lawsuit challenging in-person registration for all registrants, including those with high-risk COVID-19 factors.  This lawsuit was filed against the San Diego County Sheriff's Department which registers more than 3,200 individuals each year. "The plaintiffs in today's lawsuit include a 72-year-old man who suffers from hypertension as well as a 51-year-old man...
27 Mar 2020
[ACSOL] A group of 60 organizations, including ACSOL, are jointly requesting that parole and probation agencies in California modify existing supervision conditions, policies and practices to align with public health recommendations in order to protect the lives of more than 400,000 people under their supervision.  Included in the request is the end of in-person registration. "ACSOL and its members need to share the list...
27 Mar 2020
[rootandrebound.org - 3/26/20] Dear Community, As an organization that serves, supports, and advocates for the rights of people who have been impacted by mass incarceration--people who are currently and formerly incarcerated and their families, we understand that people are struggling right now in the midst of this pandemic. We believe that the strongest organizations are those that are willing to be responsive, to learn,...
27 Mar 2020
In August 2017 I wrote a blog piece for Women Against Registry titled “No More Suicides, Please”. Almost 3 years later I’m still receiving notices of comments on that piece, notices that have prompted me to touch on this subject again. Knowing what we know about the way some registrants and their families have been treated, it’s no wonder some registrants, and even their...
27 Mar 2020
[floridaactioncommittee.org - 3/26/20] The Law Review article linked to below was written by Kenneth H. Browning, a third-year law student at Barry University School of Law. He examines ethics in the sex offender registration scheme and questions whether it is ethical to sweep up everybody into a common dust bin. Read the full article on floridaactioncommittee.org  
26 Mar 2020
[ACSOL] The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) today filed a fourth lawsuit challenging in-person registration.  This lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against both the California Department of Justice as well as the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. "We added the CA Department of Justice as a defendant in this case because several registration officers in the LA Sheriff's Department said...
26 Mar 2020

NARSOL / ACSOL Phone Meeting March 29

NARSOL and ACSOL will once again join forces for a special Action News Alert phone meeting on the afternoon of Sunday, March 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. Pacific Time, 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. A week ago, NARSOL issued a press release calling for all in-person verification checks of registrants to be suspended during the Coronavirus health crisis. On its blog, NARSOL...
26 Mar 2020
[kpbs.org - 3/25/20] A lawsuit has been filed against the San Diego Police Department on behalf of more than 100 local sex offender registrants who are challenging requirements that they must register in person during the coronavirus pandemic, while state and local governments ask that residents stay home to prevent the virus' spread. The lawsuit was filed by the Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense...
25 Mar 2020
[ACSOL] The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) filed a third lawsuit today challenging a city's requirement that all registrants, including those with high risk COVID-19 factors, register in person.  The defendant in the lawsuit is the City of Sacramento and the lawsuit was filed in Sacramento Superior Court. Today's lawsuit alleges that the requirement to register in person during a pandemic and...
24 Mar 2020
[ACSOL] The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) today filed a second lawsuit challenging a city's requirement that all registrants, including those who have high-risk COVID-19 factors, register in person.  The defendant in this lawsuit is the City of San Diego.  There are multiple plaintiffs in the lawsuit including ACSOL, a female registrant who suffers from chronic diseases, and additional registrants to be...
24 Mar 2020
[ACSOL] The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has stopped all in-person registration of individuals required to register as a sex offender in that city.  In place of in -person registration, LAPD is allowing individuals to register by telephone. "LAPD is to be commended for its decision to protect registrants and their loved ones by allowing registrants to register by phone," stated ACSOL President Chance...
23 Mar 2020
[ACSOL] The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) filed a lawsuit today challenging the City of Murrieta's requirement that all registrants, including those with  COVID-19 high risk factors, register in person.  The lawsuit is expected to be the first of many such lawsuits to be filed in California this week. "The City of Murrieta is requiring registrants to make one of two deadly...
23 Mar 2020
[ACSOL] The CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) filed today with the CA Supreme Court a petition requesting review of ACSOL's successful challenge of CDCR's regulations that prohibit all registrants from early parole consideration.  The prohibition in CDCR's regulations has been found to be unlawful by several appellate courts. In its petition, CDCR acknowledges that the Court has already granted review of a...
23 Mar 2020

Sex Registration and the COVID-19 Pandemic

[ACSOL] A word or two concerning sex registration and the COVID-19 pandemic. As the landscape continues to change, and additional containment measures go into effect, I want to assure you that ACSOL is committed to protecting the health and safety of our community as well as that of the general public. Therefore, all those who are required to register should continue to comply with...
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