RM77: MA High Court Rules to Release Registrant

This weeks episode dives into a decision out of Massachusetts that is poised to release a man convicted over 40 years ago, and has since been civilly committed. This is a fascinating legal read and Larry gives us the run down. We begin however with the important news items related to the registry starting with […]

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RM76: Social Media Ban Upheld by 8th Circuit for Supervised Release + Guy's Cats

RM76: Social Media Ban Upheld by 8th Circuit for Supervised Release + Guy’s Cats

We were joined by Guy Hamilton Smith on this episode of Registry Matters! Guy brings an incredibly insightful point of view about the policies surrounding the registry.  We cover a listener question about being coerced into taking a polygraph – can you refuse and what would happen if you did so; A man with terminal […]

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RM75: Registry Is The Cause Of Death Of Man In Kentucky

RM75: Registry Is The Cause Of Death Of Man In Kentucky

In this Diamond edition of Registry Matters, we tackle two listener questions and have a theatrical reading; Shocker: no evidence supporting the efficacy of the registry; Presidential politicians suggest giving all citizens the right to vote – even ones that we don’t like; Alabama prisons are not safe for anyone: staff or inmates; Kentucky teen […]

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RM74: Lacy vs Butts 5th Amendment Self Incrimination

This is episode 74 of Registry Matters. Larry and Andy are joined by John from Vermont who is joining the pair to broaden our horizons; A proposed bill in congress is pondering if they should make college more accessible to those incarcerated; Baltimore prosecutors are determined to convict someone where evidence strongly suggests otherwise; 23 […]

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RM73: Hospitality Industry Required To Announce Occupants

In this weeks episode, Larry and Andy discuss the challenges of youth and sharing images, damned if you do, damned if you don’t; Sheriffs office in Green, NC has a mine resistant APC added to their equipment; New top prosecutor in Provo, UT has a different idea about prosecuting; New Brooklyn DA will not automatically […]

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RM72: Pennsylvania High Court To Review SORNA, Again

On The Registry Matters Podcast this week we cover a study that finds adolescents are having sex before age 13; 2020 candidates propose allowing incarcerated people to vote; Candidate in Australia says spending $8M bucks on a registry, but there are “gotchas”; FOSTA-SESTA laws have paved the way for extreme alternatives; A  deep dive opinion […]

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RM71: Illinois Rules On Sex Offenders Unconstitutional

In this first episode of April, we received a large amount of questions and voicemail; we cover a news item that shows strong support for people using or purchasing products that hire formerly incarcerated people; A man in Missouri soon to be executed requested a different method of execution, and SCOTUS denied it – the […]

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RM70: 9th Circuit May v Ryan

On this, our 70th episode, of Registry Matters we have a long time listener and supporter from Florida that is trying to learn about the legislative process to be a more effective advocate; Listener emailed a question regarding moving around and around and around to avoid registration; Listener voicemail about supervision conditions when moving to […]

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RM69: Windsor Locks Repeals Exclusion Zones

We are proud to release episode 69 of Registry Matters. We start off with a conversation about separation of powers where judges are trying to determine their working conditions;  A listener phoned in a question about moving to another state; A patron phoned in a question regarding Interstate Compact transfers; Cops utilize Marcy’s Law to […]

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RM68: Why Does PA & MI Try To Keep Everyone Forever?

In Episode 68 of Registry Matters, we cover a town in Massachusetts that wants to use intervention and counseling before behavior escalates; We continue to hamper formerly incarcerated people from moving on in life; Law enforcement and victims advocates are scrambling in PA and MI regarding people coming off the public registry; Decades after; people […]

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