The registry: An unusual event took place last night in lower Manhattan, a rare live public debate about the sex offense registry. In front of a packed house Emily Horowitz, a sociologist and author of Protecting Our Kids?: How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us, went head-to-head with Marci Hamilton, a prominent child safety advocate. The […]
Events of Interest Type: Live theatrical production Location: New York City (SoHo) Date: Jan. 20-Feb. 24 8:30PM Featuring: Ken Barnett, John Carlin, Joyce Cohen, Amy Gaither Hayes, David Spadora, Valerie Gareth Tidball Blurb: During the late fall of 2015, members of Life Jacket Theatre Company traveled to southern Florida to interview the residents of Miracle […]
Lisa Belkin, a former New York Times parenting blogger, wrote of the couple’s case: “The downside of society’s increased awareness that bad things happen to children is an increased tendency to see those bad things everywhere.” Lisa and A.J. Demaree’s decade-long legal ordeal started with, by all accounts, an utterly innocent family moment. In 2008, […]
On December 1, 1989, 5-year-old Brodie Leap, in response to repeated questioning by his mother, said that his father, 31-year-old Earnest Leap, had fondled his genitals. The accusation came about three months after Earnest and the boy’s mother had finalized their divorce and Earnest was given primary custody of Brodie and his brother, Josh. In […]
The Arizona Department of Corrections contracts with privately owned, correctional health care company Corizon Health to oversee all medical, mental and dental care at 10 state prisons. However, that care has come under scrutiny in federal court. In 2015, inmates settled a lawsuit with Arizona over poor health care conditions in state prisons. More than […]
From The Marshall Project, here is their picks for the best criminal justice books of 2017. https://www.themarshallproject.org/books?list=2 The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives The Chickenshit Club digs into prosecutorial underreach — the failure to prosecute bankers and other executives after the collapse of the housing bubble. A Colony in a […]
Recently the New Yorker published a major article about juvenile “sex offenders.” The story, by staff writer Sarah Stillman, is far ranging, moving and important. Stillman writes about many young people who were caught doing anything from playing doctor to sexually coercing another person (usually another child). Convicted for sex crimes, some of these youth […]
It’s a debate engulfed with concern and emotion in California, as a number of criminal justice leaders and lawmakers – including Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey – work to revamp the state’s sex offender registry system. As it stands, more than 105,000 people are listed as sex offenders in California; however, the state […]
A federal judge has ruled that Indiana’s mandated sex offender classes for prisoners who oppose them violates the constitutional right to be free from self-incrimination. The Sept. 28 ruling in the class-action lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Indiana will affect all convicted, incarcerated sex offenders who opt out of the Indiana Sex Offender Monitoring and Management, or SOMM, program. Three of the […]
Found this group on facebook. Might be a good way to stay in touch with your local Representatives. https://www.facebook.com/townhall Please be proactive in contacting and addressing your local congress and district congress people. Just remember that they only act on what they hear from local citizens. Make your voice heard.
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