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Monthly Meetings: Feb 8 – Los Angeles, Mar 7 – Berkeley details

Emotional Support Group Meetings 2020 (Los Angeles, Sacramento, Phone)

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

Emotional Support Group Meeting January 25 in LA

CA DOJ Releases New Information About Tiered Registry Law

Sacramento Lobby Day (Feb 11) Details Revealed

ACSOL Announces Dates for 2020 Lobby Day and Annual Conference

General News Feed

18 Jun 2013

MS: Sex offender wins new sentencing hearing

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A convicted sex offender has won a new sentencing hearing for failing to register in Mississippi because a federal judge erred in putting conditions on his supervised release, a federal appeals court panel has ruled. ___ ___ pleaded guilty in 2011 to failing to register as a sex offender in Mississippi. He was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison plus 10...
17 Jun 2013
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court says prosecutors can use a person's silence against them if it comes before he's told of his right to remain silent. The 5-4 ruling comes in the case of ____ ____, who was convicted of a 1992 murder. During police questioning, and before he was arrested or read his Miranda rights, Salinas answered some questions but did not answer...
14 Jun 2013
A man accused of killing a registered sex offender in a San Juan Capistrano mobile home park and attacking a second victim days later goes on trial Monday for murder. Robert Vasquez, 36, could face a sentence of life in state prison without parole if convicted, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney’s office. Full Article NOTE: We copied and pasted...
13 Jun 2013

Failure to Register: Are Violations Overblown?

“As a crime of omission, each failure to report ordinary life events is an opportunity for registrants to commit a new felony.” Over the last two decades, registration for sexual offenders in the US has become the law of the land. It seems intuitive that tracking known sexual offenders should reduce sexual abuse, but with data indicating that sexual offense recidivism is much lower...
13 Jun 2013
In a case that may have ramifications beyond the Florida Panhandle, where it originated, a state appeals court Monday approved a Bay County Sheriff’s Office policy that requires homeless registered sex offenders to report by 10 a.m. each Monday about where, through a detailed log, they expect to spend the next seven nights. Full Article
13 Jun 2013

Q&A: What Works in Sex-Offender Treatment

At least 300,000 cases of child sex abuse are reported in the U.S. each year — and the real number of children who are molested is likely far higher. But while laws get tougher all the time, very little is known about how to treat sex offenders in order to prevent these crimes. Dr. Renee Sorrentino is medical director of the Institute for Sexual...
13 Jun 2013
When Amanda Moore concluded that her daughter's killer was a drug addict wrongly paroled and wrongly allowed to remain free, she did like many parents before her: she proposed legislation to spare others the same fate. She named it for her child: Amelia's Law. For the past two decades, parents who've lost children in horrible ways have tried to memorialize them in law, and...
12 Jun 2013

Why Queers Should Care About Sex Offenders

"So, how are the pedophiles doing?" As a group psychotherapist for convicted sex offenders on parole and probation who also operates a private practice for queer people, I am bombarded with comments and questions from friends and family: "Aren't you scared?" "I could never do that." "What's it like to talk to all those child molesters?" At first I was surprised to hear some of my...
07 Jun 2013

Victims not keen on long prison terms

A survey that a crime victims' group described as the first of its kind in California yielded some findings contrary to conventional wisdom Thursday: Most victims question the benefits of imprisoning more criminals and prefer rehabilitation, education and Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment program. "This report turns on its head the notion that victims care only about tough-on-crime sentences," said Lenore Anderson, director of Californians for Safety and Justice, the nonprofit...
06 Jun 2013
California RSOL will be hosting this year's RSOL Conference, from August 29 to September 1. The Conference will take place in Los Angeles, near LAX, and will provide an opportunity to interact and network with researchers, mental health professionals, criminal justice practitioners and advocates interested in reforming current law, policy, and treatment of former sexual offenders. We are certain that all will benefit from this...
06 Jun 2013
NOTE: This bill would make persons previously convicted of certain (sex) crimes ineligible for food stamps / assistance. WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Thursday to move forward on a wide-ranging, five-year farm bill. The legislation advanced on a 75-22 procedural vote that sets up a vote to pass the measure next Monday. The bill would cost almost $100 billion annually and would set policy for...
05 Jun 2013

Reason versus Rage

The sexual victimization of children is a subject so horrifying that it’s difficult even to address. As a society, we approach it from two extremes. Most of the time we avoid it. When forced to confront it, we run to the opposite extreme, flying into a rage, voices full of fury. The sexual victimization of children is a subject so horrifying that it’s difficult...
04 Jun 2013

Palmdale Ordinance Repeal is Final

The City of Palmdale has repealed its sex offender ordinance, which included both residency and presence restrictions.  The repeal is permanent and therefore registrants are no longer required to meet any of the ordinance's requirements.   "Palmdale has chosen to follow the path started by Lake Forest in December 2012," stated Janice Bellucci, President of CA RSOL.  "As such, Palmdale is one of many cities...
04 Jun 2013
Legislation to overhaul the statute of limitations so adult survivors of child molestation can seek justice in civil courts against their abusers approved by Senate Judiciary Committee. Legislation by state Sen. Jim Beall to overhaul the statute of limitations so adult survivors of child molestation can seek justice in civil courts against their abusers was passed earlier this month by the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Senate...
03 Jun 2013
A farm bill amendment is supposedly aimed at curbing rampant welfare fraud and abuse, but advocacy groups see it as another setback for the recovering incarcerated population. An amendment to the pending farm bill that would deny food stamps to convicted murderers, rapists and pedophiles is receiving stiff opposition. Full Article
03 Jun 2013
The U.S. Constitution does not prohibit states from building large DNA databases by collecting samples from everyone arrested for serious crimes, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision Monday. The case produced an unusual divide on the court, with liberal Justice Stephen Breyer joining the court’s Republican appointed justices who upheld the practice and conservative Justice Antonin Scalia writing a bitter dissent joined...
01 Jun 2013

General Comments June 2013

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30 May 2013
A network of Arizona-based websites is using data from sex-offender registries maintained by law-enforcement agencies to basically extort money from purported sex-offenders, some of whom are either no longer required to register themselves or have never actually been convicted of a sex-related crime.  Full Article Also see:
29 May 2013
California RSOL's next meeting will take place on June 22nd at 10 am in Santa Maria. The meeting is open and free of charge to all registrants, friends and family, and supporters. Media and government officials are not invited. The meeting will cover topics of interest to registrants, such as pending legislation, current lawsuits and other issues that impact the lives of 290 registrants....
29 May 2013

Sex offender websites draw lawsuit [video]

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