Release Shadow Prisoners to Prevent Covid-19 Deaths
The Coronavirus pandemic is a global emergency. People confined against their will in high concentrations at close proximity in notoriously overcrowded facilities are extremely vulnerable to this invisible, quickly spreading threat. Civil rights and human rights organizations have called on officials to release persons from the traditional legal system but have overlooked people confined to “Civil” facilities “for treatment” after the completion of their prison sentence.
Your voice is essential to ensure these 9,000 people aren’t forgotten.
It’s not a question of if the novel coronavirus will get inside these shadow prisons — but when. An outbreak in these confined spaces could be catastrophic. A majority of these men are elderly with complex health needs that the system is already ill-equipped to treat.
All persons held under so-called “sex offender civil commitment” laws should be released immediately.
If you are in DC or one of the 20 states that have “civil commitment”, then please use this system to send a letter to your elected official. Here is a list of the states where people can take this action:Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Washington DC.
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In this trying time we want to reiterate a few things for our registrants and families. We don't want there to be any confusion or penalties concerning registry requirements during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Make sure you know current requirements. You can go to your Sheriff's Office website to see if there is new information there. If so, we suggest you do a screen print and save it. Call your registry office to get clarification on any questions you might have. Document the date, time, who you spoke with and their instructions regarding any address change, vehicle, employment, travel dates if required, etc.
Keep in mind if you are required to update your drivers license annually through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) you should contact them for their status. Some are limiting the number of people allowed inside and you have to wait to receive a call from them and then come back inside. Document any instructions.Be safe, be smart, stay healthy and know we will get through this.
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