New law forces websites to pull mug shots of the acquitted

Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law Friday that will require websites that publish mug shots to take them down upon request if the person pictured is not convicted. The new law, which takes effect July 1, also prohibits companies from collecting a fee to remove the...

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California lawmakers approve proposal to end lifetime registry

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...

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NARSOL Conference Brochure

For those who could not make this year's NARSOL annual conference in Atlanta earlier this month, below is a link to the conference brochure so you can see what you've missed and the type of sessions that took place, so you can consider attending next year. NARSOL...

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Kids shouldn’t be on the registry

An opinion piece in TheHill makes the valid point that, "[c]ontrary to logic, laws designed to protect children from sexual predators often result in punishing children themselves, with what can be lifelong detrimental consequences. In fact, it is possible for two...

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