Man Jailed for Failure to Register Killed by Cellmate Sep 11, 2020 | 16 comments A man in jail for a probation violation on a failure to register as a sex offender arising from a case 20 years ago was beaten to death by his cellmate this week in a Georgia jail. SOURCE Facebook Twitter reddit 16 Comments Tim on September 14, 2020 at 10:21 am Crazy right! https://news.yahoo.com/36-years-later-police-arrest-162102978.html Reply Jm on September 13, 2020 at 12:06 am 5 years in prison 20 on the registry. 1 registration violation cost me around 15k dollars to fight incarceration and got 3 years probation. I guess I’m just numb I don’t know how I made it this far I guess it’s like being in prison you just do it everyday and time moves by. I can’t even imagine a life without the registry. I don’t believe my name will ever leave the internet even if the thing was abolished. There is enough information out there for someone to provide it privately and profit from it dig through thousands of records. As far as I know there is nothing stopping anyone from compiling public information and creating a means to display it. What say y’all? Reply Jack Sherburg on September 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm Personally I am looking into getting me a boat and hitting the South Pacific. Lived overseas for a while, it was cheap and nice. Reply Capt Charles Munsey Jr. USN Ret on September 12, 2020 at 6:34 am It would seem that the biggest threat to come from those on the registry comes to those who are on the registry . Reply obvious answers on September 11, 2020 at 11:45 pm Good thing we have more concrete evidence that registry’s are not punishment..This must have been what the 6th circuit used as evidence that registry’s are not punitive… (this is dripping sarcasm for those that dont get it) Reply Bill on September 11, 2020 at 11:19 pm All prisons know that Registrants can’t be celled up with non-Registrants because that is what happens in prison. This was intentional either to get rid of the Registrant, to add more charges on to the black kid, or both. Reply Can't take anymore on September 11, 2020 at 9:47 pm Does anyone have any good news? Anything at all? Someone defying the odds and has a job and a home? Anything. Reply Big J on September 12, 2020 at 8:21 am Can’t take anymore, Stand the course it’s difficult for everyone in this situation. What we do have is a hope for a better future, right now, the good news is your not in prison with some stupid bozo looking after you tracking your every move. Reply obvious answers on September 12, 2020 at 8:38 am Good news is that there is well over one million people on the registry. If each has just one family member and one friend that will support them that equals three million strong.. NOW IF everyone is tired of the abuse that WILL NOT END IN THE COURTS get together and march down on the capital united at the same time. Stand up and declare you’ve had enough..It will change overnight. They keep you divided because they already know this..IT WILL continue until you get united and do this..GOODE NEWS is there is enough people we can make it change! Reply Tereto on September 12, 2020 at 9:45 am I guess I got good news, I got a new job paying me $1 an hour more than the last one. Reply Jacob on September 12, 2020 at 9:52 am Plenty of registrants have jobs, homes. But we are outraged that the law forces some out of those things. Reply JJJJ on September 12, 2020 at 12:35 pm Hello, my friend. Here is some good news: 3 1/2 years ago I was released from prison after serving over 10 years. I had no place to go. My release paperwork listed me as “homeless”. I had a debit card with $100. They released me with no identification or social security card. Now I have a professional IT job (for which I earn about half of what non-registrants do). I have an older but serviceable car. And in about 2 weeks I will be closing on a beautiful house on a large piece of land in a very desirable and beautiful location. Anything is possible. Keep your chin up!! Reply Maestro on September 12, 2020 at 5:35 pm I totally get the idea that we’re sharing the GOOD things what can and have happened for many of those who are registered, however, no job, no amount of money, no big beautiful house or car is going to replace the fact that there are still LIMITATIONS on where you can go. When you don’t even have the freedom to walk your dog through a park or have lunch with your friends/family in a park or beach, when you have to let some ego driven police department know your every travel move, these things that don’t stop the government from still taking taxes from us kinda continues to put a black cloud over our heads. When your own kids can’t have their registered parents take them to Disney or attend their school events, no big house, fancy car or great job is going to take away the depression of that. Sex offenses have been going on since mankind existed. Where were all these restrictions 20, 30, 40 yrs ago? What brought them about NOW? Let the legislature answer to that. They can’t. Sorry to rain on anyone’s parade here but the facts and truth and the facts and the truth. It’s depressing. Reply Maestro on September 12, 2020 at 5:37 pm The facts and the truth ARE* (typo) the facts and the truth. Reply James on September 14, 2020 at 11:51 am Maestro, you hit it right on target. Despite numerous disadvantages, some registrants enjoy success, and that is a testament to their character and (in my case) a God that was gracious in placing me where I and my family could thrive. I had uncommon opportunities due to people who were morally upright and God fearing giving me those opportunities. I could easily be destitute today simply by having been situated in the wrong community. We are hopeful, but aware that we fight an uphill battle for our liberties against an institutionally sanctioned irrational fear. This is a daunting challenge, and it will take everyone’s efforts to overcome. A few vocal advocates and some great lawyers will only get us so far. We must insist on being treated with dignity and respond when we are mistreated rather than remaining silent. We must help our supporters and loved ones see the big picture of why it is just as important for them to speak out also rather than just provide us with private support. We must seek to win inclusion in our communities through our exemplary character, giving them no cause to malign us individually or collectively. Perhaps when our communities see the potential in what we can become, more among us will be given those opportunities. We are a million voices strong. Let’s begin acting like it. Reply Bwj on September 18, 2020 at 10:02 am Don’t give up. Keep moving forward. As desperate as the situation is, we can’t give up. Join a 12 step group like SA. Read Viktor Frankl Man’s Search for Meaning. Read Endurance, about Ernest Shackleton. Or Unbroken. Don’t give up to the powers that want us to go away. 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