Video: Limitations of the Sex Offender Registry

Each month, daycare supervisor Karla Rivero gets a new batch of mugshots of registered sex offenders that live near her work: Busy Bees Child Care Center in Lancaster. “If I could tell you the amount of papers we receive in a month, it’s ridiculous,” Rivero...

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WTF: “Concern” about registrant paralegal?

These stories really piss me off. The headline of an article on the "Crawford County Now", reads, "Tier 1 sex offender assists in ...jury selection." Naturally I had to click on this rag to find out what happened or what the issue was. Turns out just that... An...

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Appellate Brief filed in “Ex Post Facto Plus I” case.

Yesterday, the Does' Brief was filed in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in the "Ex Post Facto Plus" challenge. The appeal raises the following two issues: Whether the district court erred in refusing to apply the continuing violation doctrine to plaintiffs’ claims...

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Mitchell Hamline School of Law Proctors LSAT in Prison

Hoping to become the first, the Mitchell Hamline School of Law Dean proctored the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) for two inmates incarcerated in Minnesota last week. The Mitchell Hamline School of law, which houses a Sex Offense Policy and Resource Center...

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Ex Post Facto – Sustainer 2020

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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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