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Graduate Student Looking for Participants

My name is Sara Ohlms and I am a student at Columbia Journalism School. I am writing my master’s thesis on the sex offender registry and the movement to reform it. I am looking for people to illustrate what the registry looks like in action. How does it affect a...

Member Submission: IML and stamp on passport

The following was submitted by a member I obtained a new passport as an RSO in Florida last year just before the new "scarlet letter" law was passed. It contained no mark. After reading on your website the story about the man detained for just this reason, I...

Sexual Assaults Prevalent in Florida Prisons

According to an article in the Daily Mail, a UK news outlet, "Prison rape in America - perpetrated by both inmates and staff - remains pervasive." 15 years after the Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003. Florida has one of the worst prison systems in the...

New House Bill to track sexual assault DNA testing kits

House Bill 83 has been introduced in the Florida Legislature. The bill would establish a state-wide information system to track and manage, " the location, lab submission status, testing, completion, and storage of each kit required to be submitted for testing" and...

Federal funds to “fight sex trafficking” are actually perpetuating it.

REASON.COM: The program raked in $1.5 million from the Department of Justice (DOJ) in its first year. Its mission: to disrupt human trafficking and help the crime's victims in southeastern Arizona. Instead, Southern Arizona's Anti-Trafficking Unified Response Network...

REASON: The Amy, Vicky, and Andy Act Is Signed Into Law

Excerpts from the SOURCE On Friday, President Trump signed into law the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2018 (AVAA). The Act will help victims of what are frequently referred to as "child pornography" crimes obtain full restitution.The...

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