CA RSOL Meetings – July 26 in Los Angeles, Sept 20 in San Diego
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CA RSOL Meeting in Los Angeles – July 26

The next CA RSOL meeting in Los Angeles will take place on July 26 at 10 am, at the usual location – the ACLU building at 1313 W. 8th Street in Los Angeles.

Registrants, family and friends, supporters and professionals are welcome to… Read More >>

Sheriff’s officials conduct sex offender compliance check

Ventura County, Calif. – The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sex offender compliance check Saturday, officials said Tuesday. Full ArticleRead More >>

MN: The Minnesota Sex Offender Program, explained

Last week, inside a federal courtroom in St. Paul, U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank heard several days of testimony from a team of experts appointed to review how the state administers its Minnesota Sex Offender Program — the subjectRead More >>

Sex Offender Registry Insanity

Writing at Reason’s Hit & Run blog, Lenore Skenazy passes along the story of a man caught up in a particular bizarre application of the laws requiring people register as sex offenders. Full Article… Read More >>

MA: National Geographic photos not child porn, court rules

The state’s highest court has tossed out a child pornography case against a convicted child rapist who had photocopies of pictures of naked children from a National Geographic magazine, a sociology textbook, and a naturist catalogue inRead More >>

We can do better on sex offender laws

Let’s face it, we’re more sympathetic to the plights of some than others. Lost puppies and sad children rank right up there atop the sympathy scale. And at the bottom …

Well, can you think of a group lower than sex offenders? It’s a tough… Read More >>

Changes to sex offender ordinance worries parents

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors deferred action on a proposal to repeal a Riverside County ordinance restricting where convicted sex offenders can reside and loiter, directing county staff instead to modify the… Read More >>

Lompoc council to consider changes to sex offender ordinance [UPDATED with more media and video]

Lompoc’s City Council members tonight will consider easing loitering restrictions in the city’s sex offender ordinance to conform to state law, and temporarily suspending enforcement of residency limitations for registered offenders.Read More >>

Cities grapple with sex-offender code changes

HESPERIA — Reluctant to bow to state-level pressure, councilmen deferred adopting amendments to the city code about the regulation of sex offenders spurred by recent and pending court actions.

With two of the city’s five councilmen … Read More >>

I Saw a Man Get Arrested For a Sex Crime Because He Made a Scheduling Error

When I agreed to keynote the Reform Sex Offender Laws conference this week in Dallas, Texas, I didn’t expect it to hit quite so close to home.

But before I arrived, I got a phone call from a soft-spoken, super-articulate young man, Joshua… Read More >>

Riverside County moves to keep some sex offender limits

Riverside County supervisors indicated Tuesday they would continue to limit where convicted sex offenders can live while repealing an ordinance saying offenders cannot go near schools and other places children gather.… Read More >>

WI: Judge sentences man behind arson to sex offender’s home to prison

STURGEON BAY, WI (WTAQ) – A Door County judge has sentenced a man who took part is setting fire to the home of a registered sex offender Monday to three years in prison.

T.J. Hunt set fire to the home where Jason Johnson was staying back on … Read More >>

Supervisors set to repeal sex offender ordinance

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors are expected to repeal Ordinance 902, the ordinance that sets rules on where sex offenders can live or visit. The board decided to appeal the ordinance on the advice of legal counsel following Appeals… Read More >>

Lompoc May Revise ‘Presence’ Restrictions for Sex Offenders

The City of Lompoc is poised to repeal its stringent requirements on where registered sex offenders can visit, a change stemming from a lawsuit filed by a Grover Beach man. Full Article

Related: Santa Maria attorney files sex offender lawsuit… Read More >>

MA: SJC sex offender ruling another affront against Massachusetts residents (Op-Ed)

The state’s highest judicial entity; the Supreme Judicial Court reached another stunning milestone in delivering an affront to the sensibilities and protections of law-abiding citizens on July 11th. In a 6 to 1 decision the justicesRead More >>

NZ: Revamp sex laws says UK expert

A former senior British policeman who broke up online paedophile rings involving up to 16,000 offenders says New Zealand must introduce a sex offenders register.

The Government is debating whether to follow Britain, the United States, Canada,… Read More >>

WI: Letters on sex offenders go out to Van Hollen, Wall

As expected, letters were sent out Friday to Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Corrections Secretary Edward Wall in connection with the city’s effort to force the state to do something about the disproportionate number of sex Read More >>

NE: Is registering as a sex offender inconvenient?

OMAHA, Neb. —Local law officials said sex offenders are ducking the system because they want Douglas County to make registering more convenient, but the county said it’s not going to cater to convicts.

Authorities said there are

MN: Federal panel moves on sex offenders release

____ ____ celebrated his 19th birthday by checking into Minnesota’s treatment program for sex offenders.

____ had been in and out of therapy and juvenile detention in Anoka County since he was 12, when his family discovered that he’d… Read More >>

RI: Chafee signs law restricting employment of sex offenders

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Carnivals, arcades, movie theaters, public libraries, beaches and pools are among the facilities banned from hiring registered sex offenders as employees under a new law signed by Governor Chafee on Wednesday.

The …

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