DE: Inmate Kills Registrant Cellmate

Troopers responded to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in the town of Smyrna at about 8:13 a.m. on Monday, police said. Authorities determined that Cameron killed Philip Langell, 69, who was serving a 20-year sentence for rape in the first degree against a...

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Polk County registration location changed

From a member in Polk: Polk County has changed their registration location without telling anyone. I went to the old office to update vehicle registration and found it closed with a sign on the door. The new location, 7101 Decastro Road, Winter Haven, Fl, 33880, is...

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CA: Sex offender targeted in deadly shooting

Wheatland Police say they found 55-year-old Ralph Mendez shot inside his home. Those who lived near Mendez describe him as a good neighbor. "He has helped all the elderly people on this street," said Kesterson. Police audio revealed Banks called dispatch and said he...

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Judge Blocks Requirement for ‘Gay Sex’ Offender Registration

A federal judge has found the state of Montana has no valid reason to require a man to register as a sex offender based on his conviction for having gay sex in Idaho in 1993. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen on Tuesday prevented the state from requiring XXXXX...

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LA: SO Drivers License Bill Fails!

From a member in Louisiana: I am a registered citizen in Louisiana.  In October of 2019, a district court in Louisiana ruled that the words "Sex Offender" on RSO's drivers licenses was unconstitutional. As predicted, that ruling was appealed to the Louisiana Supreme...

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Text Registration Reminders

Get reminded to register on your months via SMS text messages. Just text "START" to 727-233-4785 to begin -OR- click HERE for more details and a flyer which can be printed and shared with others.

No warranty or liability implied. It is always YOUR responsibility to register. Intended as a backup reminder. Service provided free as a courtesy. Standard text message rates may apply.

In-Person Reporting Challenge (FUNDED)

The goal of this legal challenge is to eliminate or significantly reduce the requirement to physically report (in-person) to the Sheriff's office.

Ex Post Facto – Sustainer 2020

UPDATE: First- and second-round funding to prepare, file, and fight this lawsuit was successful. Thank you! With your continued support, we can sustain the strength of our argument with expert testimony and the like, as well as cover other costs associated with a case of this magnitude. -- The goal of the this legal challenge is to have the registry recognized as punitive rather than administrative. The most immediate consequence of this would be that only laws and requirements active at the time of offense could be applied to a person required to register.

Non-Registrant Collateral Consequences Challenge

This lawsuit will challenge the registration requirements imposed on people not on the registry! It will be brought on behalf of registrants' family, friends, employers and others who are impacted by the registry by virtue of living with, employing, or even sharing the same family name as a registrant. Plaintiffs will be spouses who have their vehicles registered and flagged, children who can't have a parent watch them graduate or perform in a school play, roommates who are prevented from decorating their home for the holidays, and others.

Out of State Challenge

The goal of this legal challenge is to remove anyone on the registry who is not currently residing in the Florida community.

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