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Emotional Support Group Meetings 2020 (Phone only)

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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Important News / Announcements

California Approves Parolee Voting, Rejects Additional Violent Felonies (Prop 17 & 20)

ACSOL and Allies Submit Formal Response to Proposed SORNA Regulations

Janice's Journal

General News Feed

08 Nov 2020

General Comments November 2020

Comments that are not specific to a certain post should go here, for the month of November 2020. Contributions should relate to the cause and goals of this organization and please, keep it courteous and civil. This section is not intended for posting links to news articles without additional relevant comment.
07 Nov 2020
[ocregister.com - 11/6/20] An Irvine resident who is on the state’s sex offender registry is challenging a city rule that prevents him from taking his own child to a public park, according to a lawsuit he filed and an attorney representing him. Irvine’s municipal code requires people on the registry who were convicted of an offense involving a minor to get written permission from...
06 Nov 2020
[courthousenews.com - 11/6/20] CHICAGO (CN) — A Seventh Circuit panel heard arguments Friday over whether a Wisconsin law barring convicted sex offenders from changing their name amounts to free speech infringement. The underlying lawsuit was brought in Milwaukee federal court in May 2019 by Karen Krebs, a transgender woman from Kenosha, Wisconsin, who cannot change her name due to a 1992 conviction which required...
05 Nov 2020
[beaconjournal.com - 11/4/20] When Norton resident Charles Fowler discovered he had a Barberton tenant with a criminal record that included rape living at one of his rental properties, he knew he had a problem. For one, there was a nationwide moratorium on evictions. The ban was first passed by Congress earlier this year as a response to rising unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic. That...
04 Nov 2020
Voters in the state of California approved voting by parolees and rejected a proposed significant increase in the number of violent felonies in yesterday's election. That is, voters approved Proposition 17, by a margin of 59 percent to 41 percent, that will allow individuals on parole to vote in future elections. And voters rejected Proposition 20, by a margin of 62 percent to 38...
03 Nov 2020
[shadowproof.com - 11/2/20] The Oklahoma City Police Department pulled off a social media coup on July 7. “Meet the top 10 most wanted individuals being sought by our Sex Offender Registration Unit,” the department posted on its Facebook page. “It’s important we keep tabs on these guys (and gal), so help us find them.” The post engaged a huge number of readers, receiving 1,500...
01 Nov 2020
[news-gazette.com - 10/30/20] URBANA — A 24-year-old woman who admitted having sex with a teenage boy for whom she acted as a teaching assistant has been sentenced to four years of probation. Judge Roger Webber said Friday he did not believe Allyssa Gustafson, who had no prior criminal convictions, was a danger to the public. However, he said the requirement that she register as...
29 Oct 2020

Janice’s Journal: We Are at the Brink

The Cambridge English dictionary defines the word “brink” as the point where a new or different situation is about to begin. The word “brink” therefore accurately describes the current situation facing almost 1 million people in the United States who are required to register as sex offenders. There are three reasons this is true. First, the United States is about to either re-elect the...
27 Oct 2020
The California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) recently changed the state's registration form (CJIS 8102S). In doing so, it added the following sentence: "Federal law requires me to notify my registering agency no less than 21 days before I intend to travel internationally." "The main problem with the new statement is that it does not accurately reflect current federal law," stated ACSOL Executive Director...
27 Oct 2020

Never Settle for Scraps

Recently, I was watching the movie, “Braveheart” when I was catapulted into a state of utter determination. The scene that moved me is when William Wallace explains that he plans on invading and defeating the English on their own ground; and in doing so, he will wrest Scotland’s freedom from the grip of King Edward Longshanks. When the lords and other members of the...
27 Oct 2020
[bettergov.org - 10/22/20] A Chicago teenager pleaded with Cook County Judge James Linn to impose the maximum prison sentence on the man who sexually assaulted her and her two sisters for several years and threatened to kill them if they told anyone. “Help us ensure that there will be one less rapist out on the streets,” the woman, then 19, wrote in a victim...
24 Oct 2020
[floridaactioncommittee.org - 10/23/20] Before you get too excited, this is an as-applied case, meaning the decision only benefits the person challenging and not everyone on the Pennsylvania registry, but it’s a win nonetheless, and a win on a novel argument, so it’s good news. A Pennsylvania intermediate court found that SORNA violates an individual’s right to reputation under Article I, Section 1 of the...
23 Oct 2020
[yahoo.com - 10/23/20] OAKLAND, Calif. — A state appellate court has ordered San Quentin State Prison to halve its inmate population, which would require transferring or releasing some 1,700 inmates. The ruling from the state's First Court of Appeals sends a clear message that officials overseeing San Quentin have not done enough to protect inmates from the coronavirus after a summer outbreak. "We agree...
22 Oct 2020
[williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu - 10/2020] Black men and men with male victims are more likely to be committed Twenty states, the federal government, and D.C. have laws that allow for the indefinite detention of sex offenders designated as a “Sexually Violent Person” or “Sexually Violent Predator” (SVP) beyond the term of their incarceration. This report explores the implications civil commitment laws have for Black and sexual...
20 Oct 2020
[radionwtn.com - 10/20/20] The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is responsible for the supervision of more than 3,800 registered sex offenders. TDOC’s mission is to enhance public safety for all Tennesseans including our most vulnerable citizens – our children. That’s why the department launches a special operation this time of year called, Operation Blackout. According to Assistant Commissioner of Community Supervision Lisa Helton, “Operation Blackout...
20 Oct 2020
[startribune.com - 10/20/20] NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana's requirement that people convicted of certain sex crimes carry a state-issued ID card with the words "SEX OFFENDER" printed on it in orange capital letters is unconstitutional, the state's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The 6-1 ruling upholds a decision by a state judge in Lafayette who last year threw out a charge filed against a man who...
19 Oct 2020
[latimes.com - 10/18/20] To many people, the face of Polly Klaas is a reminder of a horrific moment in our nation’s history. For us — her sisters — Polly’s face represents a constellation of childhood memories that remain precious to us today. Those memories ended abruptly on Oct. 1, 1993, when a man followed Polly home from the park and took her from our...
19 Oct 2020
[Recommended by ACSOL] The online NARSOL LIVE Litigation Summit is November 19 & 21, 2020. It will feature dynamic attorney presenters like Paul Dubbeling, Erica Dubno, Aaron Marcus, Adele Nicholas, Paul Reingold, and Mark Yurachek speaking on the hottest topics in registry and sexual offense litigation. Reserve your spot today! NARSOL members who sign-up prior to midnight October 31st will qualify for a Members-only...
16 Oct 2020
[ govtech.com 10/15/20] While the devices are touted as investigative tools — helping to locate stolen cars, missing persons and the like — privacy and civil rights advocates say the technology also raises concerns around misuse and surveillance. (TNS) — Davenport City Council members on Wednesday unanimously approved a contract that will give Davenport police an enhanced tool for tracking stolen vehicles, wanted criminals...
14 Oct 2020

My Son is No Sex Offender

My 33-year-old son, Adam, is a registered sex offender in the state of Illinois. Because of this, our entire family exists in the netherworld of the registry. The federal laws mandating a publicly available sex-offender registry were passed in the mid-1990s with the purpose of notifying communities about “sexually violent predators” living in their neighborhoods. But my son is not violent nor is he...
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