ACSOL’s Conference Calls

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

Monthly Meetings: April 18 – Phone,
May 29/30 – Conference (Los Angeles),  June 13 – Sacramento details

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

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 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

Sex Registration and the COVID-19 Pandemic

ACSOL Conference ticket sales halted

General News Feed

05 Mar 2020
[mlive.com - 3/4/20] YPSILANTI, MI – People with felony convictions cannot be discriminated against in Ypsilanti in a new addition to the city’s non-discrimination ordinance that passed Tuesday. Ypsilanti City Council voted unanimously to make ex-offenders a city-protected class at its meeting on March 3. Elected officials said the move will help returning citizens reintegrate into society and address racial disparities. Speakers during public...
05 Mar 2020

Many CA Registrants Eligible to Vote

The State of California allows many, although not all, registrants to vote in every election (local, state, federal).  There are three basic criteria to determine a person's eligibility to vote: (1) U.S. citizenship, (2) at least 18 years old on election day, and 3) not currently found mentally incompetent.  There are additional eligibility criteria for individuals who have been convicted of an offense, including...
04 Mar 2020
The November 2020 ballot in California will include an initiative that would significantly weaken three recent criminal justice reform measures -- AB 109, Prop. 47 and Prop. 57. Included in the ballot initiative is a major change to the definition of the term "violent felony," which is used for sentencing and other purposes. Specifically, the California Criminal Sentencing, Parole and DNA Collection Initiative would...
03 Mar 2020
[news-journalonline.com - 3/3/20] A bill that would bar judges from granting bail to someone appealing a conviction of a sex offense against a child is moving smoothly through the Florida Legislature. Rep. Tom Leek, R-Ormond Beach, introduced the bill after outrage last year led by Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood and others when Mark Fugler was released while he appealed his conviction and 15-year...
03 Mar 2020

Janice’s Journal: Have You Noticed?

Have you noticed there is a change in the relationship between the Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) and the National Association for Rational Sex Offense Laws (NARSOL)?  We hope so.  Because the change in that relationship is the result of both hard work and a change in focus. In order to fully understand the significance of what is happening now, it is...
02 Mar 2020

General Comments March 2020

Comments that are not specific to a certain post should go here, for the month of March 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.
02 Mar 2020
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will request review by the California Supreme Court of their most recent loss in a Proposition 57 case, ACSOL v. CDCR. That loss took place on Feb. 13 when the Third Appellate District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's decision that determined CDCR's regulations implementing Prop. 57 were unlawful. CDCR's deadline for requesting the Court's...
02 Mar 2020

The Truth Could Set Them Free

Why did California destroy research into a group of people it says are dangerous enough to be locked up indefinitely? In late 2006, a public defender went before a Napa County judge to argue for his client's freedom. ____ _____, a 49-year-old man, had been detained for seven years at Atascadero State Hospital under a 1995 California law authorizing "civil commitment" of people who...
01 Mar 2020
Please mark your calendars for ACSOL’s upcoming meeting in Berkeley: Saturday, March 7 10 a.m. Finnish Hall (upstairs meeting room) 1970 Chestnut Street Berkeley Attendance is limited to individuals required to register, family members, and friends. Media, law enforcement, parole, etc. are not allowed to attend meetings. The meetings start at 10 am and last about 2-3 hours. Topics of conversation include information about...
28 Feb 2020
[registranttag.org - 2/28/20] ALL are invited to hear Update to RTAG’s and Matt Ameika’s Mexican law firm efforts to effect the Angel Watch notification system and Mexico’s parallel Guardian Angel program. We have the acquired 5 Amparo (Remedy) cases to hopefully make changes to immigration procedures. Furthermore, the Mexican courts have recently established that the Mexican constitution and legal rights take priority over international...
28 Feb 2020
Good Morning America has run two recent segments on a parental control phone monitoring app. called Bark. For a fee, the tech company advertises that it’s app. can monitor your children’s social media online activities for signs of potentially dangerous situations such as cyber-bullying, adult content, sexual predators, drug use, depression, suicidal ideation, threats of violence and other assorted issues. Understandably, the online world...
27 Feb 2020
[detroitnews.com - 2/27/20] The Michigan Department of Corrections will pay $80 million to settle a lawsuit with former juvenile offenders who claimed they were sexually abused in Michigan prisons between October 2010 and February 2020, state officials said Thursday. Pending final approval April 9, the state will pay $25 million immediately, $15 million by October, $25 million by October 2021 and $15 million by October 2022. Buy...
27 Feb 2020
[record-eagle.com - 2/26/20] Kristen Burgess took a courageous step forward (Record-Eagle, Jan. 5) to shed light on the community’s response to intrafamilial sexual abuse. When I started my career in 1987, there were “family-centered” programs for parents who decided not to divorce after intrafamilial child sexual abuse. Families were ordered into long-term programs supervised by the Family Courts. Offenders served time in jail and...
27 Feb 2020
[palmcoastobserver.com] In 2018 under the direction of Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office began participating with the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The ICAC Task Force consists of state and local law enforcement who are dedicated to developing effective responses to the online enticement of children by sexual predators, child exploitation, and child obscenity and pornography cases ... Lashbrook...
26 Feb 2020
[reason.com - 2/26/20] Faced with the possibility of being placed on a sex offender registry for 10 years, Utah's Tilli Buchanan has instead pleaded guilty to lesser charges after being prosecuted for appearing topless in front of her stepchildren. Read the full article  
26 Feb 2020
NARSOL and ACSOL will have a three-hour conference call on March 2nd, beginning at 7:00 pm Eastern time. We will be discussing what's likely to happen next in three important cases pending in Michigan, Georgia, and New Mexico. Hour 1 - Michigan: We will be discussing the recent decision in Michigan, which will soon bar that state from enforcing SORA on those whose conduct occurred...
25 Feb 2020
A federal lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of a Tennessee statute that made it a felony for sex offenders to live with their own young children has prompted moves by the GOP-dominant State house to amend the 2019 law. Gov. Bill Lee had signed the bill into law to make convicted sex offenders subject to arrest if they were alone with, spent the night with,...
25 Feb 2020
The Wyoming House of Representatives passed a bill on third reading on a vote of 33-26 during their Monday, Feb. 24 floor session which would modify rules pertaining to registered sex offenders’ access to schools. Full Article    
24 Feb 2020

KS: Offender registry changes needed in Kansas

Do offender registries make us safer? The Kansas Legislature is tackling that question in the current session with two bills that would reform Kansas’ increasingly complex offender registration requirements. Full Editorial
24 Feb 2020

Brian Banks to Speak at ACSOL Conference

Brian Banks, who was convicted of a crime he did not commit and who experienced five years in prison as well as the punishment of being required to register as a sex offender, has agreed to speak at this year's ACSOL conference on Friday, May 29.  Banks will join his attorney Justin Brooks, leader of the CA Innocence Project, in a joint presentation about...
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