Florida Compassionate Release Bill Excludes the Usual

State Rep. Bobby DuBose filed House Bill 837 which would grant early release to a prisoner who is suffering from “a significant terminal or non terminal condition, disease, or syndrome that has rendered the inmate so physically or cognitively impaired, debilitated, or...

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Guards Committing Sexual Abuse in Florida Federal Prisons

Fourteen current and former inmates of a federal women's prison in Florida have filed a federal lawsuit saying guards subjected them to unending sexual abuse and threats. When the inmates tried to report the misconduct, the suit alleges, they were shuttled off to a...

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Unnecessary shaming: Identifying shooting victim as a registrant

A tragic murder-suicide took place in Cape Coral, Florida this week. A mother shot her dog, her son and then herself. Neither her nor her son survived. The news media couldn't help but identify the victim as a sex offender, even though that was completely irrelevant...

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Member Submission: Helping the transients

As I posted earlier at this website, I am reading of warming centers throughout the eastern part of the U. S.  Inevitably there is always the same statement:  sex offenders (or registrants) are not allowed.  I cannot imagine what it is like for these men and women who...

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Ride share programs sued over sexual assaults

Today, the NY Times reported that over 3000 sexual assaults were reported in US rides last year. Lyft has reportedly been sued by 55 women to date, for sexual assaults committed through their service. Both services screen their drivers for criminal backgrounds and...

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Online Dating Apps and the Sex Offender Registry

This past week, several news outlets have republished a story that originated with ProPublica, the theme of which is that certain online dating applications are not screening for persons required to register as sex offenders and that users of those apps are somehow...

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