Modern-Day Gulag In the Golden State June 4, 2019 By Barbara Koeppel in Health, Politics Back in 1997, the Supreme Court ruled that the practice known as civil commitment was legal. This meant that 20 states—which had passed laws permitting the ongoing incarceration of sex offenders—could continue to keep the men confined even after they completed their prison terms. (See “Sex Crimes and Criminal … Read more

The Dobbs Wire: Heartless!

Heartless:  A homeless encampment under the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Florida became a national and international news story nearly a decade ago.  The camp formed because banishment laws had pushed individuals on the sex offense registry into homelessness.  More politely known as “residency restrictions,” such laws do nothing to improve public safety while creating a … Read more

Why Sex Offender Registries Keep Growing Even as Sexual Violence Rates Fall

 “These policies don’t work—let’s focus on something that does work.” Loaded on AUG. 17, 2018 by Steven Yoder published in Criminal Legal News September, 2018, page 24 Filed under: Sex Offender Registration, Sex Offenders (Discrimination), Sex Offender Residence, Statistics/Trends. Location: United States of America. Lists that include out-of-state visitors are inflating the numbers and keeping fear at a boil. by Steven Yoder, Quentin (not … Read more