A legal and policy podcast about the sex offender registry

RM99: Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules Internet Publication Violates Ex Post Facto

The penultimate episode before 100 of Registry Matters is here! A jam packed episode of fun and excitement. We have a breaking news segment from the Georgia Halloween sign lawsuit and also Pennsylvania Superior Court rules internet publication violates ex post facto clause. We have a wide range of articles starting with a man held in solitary for 22...

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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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RM67: GA Supreme Court Rules Lifetime GPS Monitoring Unconstitutional

In this second episode in March, we cover an excellent outcome from the Georgia Supreme Court regarding lifetime GPS monitoring ruled unconstitutional; Americans in prison and jail are abused and deprived of needed  services; Oregon pitcher gets signed to a baseball team in Mexico; A Harvard law professor steps up to help defend Harvey Weinstein;...

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RM66: Court Provides New Tool To Challenge Registration

On Episode 66 of Registry Matters, we cover a couple listener questions; New York Supreme Court says you can’t put someone on Sex Offender supervision for a non-sexual offense; Concrete thrown through window day after police detail removed; We have a double standard between sexes in sexual offenses; Democrats extend statute of limitations in New...

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RM65: What A Surprise, (Alleged) Victims Do Lie

In this episode of Registry Matters, we answer a listener comment comparing the Alabama decision versus marking passports; A new listener asks a question regarding federal supervision from one state to another; Circling back around to the recent case with the actor alleging assault, turns out it was staged; Georgia attorney uses his legislative position...

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RM64: Judge forbids Sex Offender Marking On License

An amazing decision out of Alabama is the feature segment on this episode. We also covered a question from Patreon supporter mike in FL regarding the 6th circuit decision and the larger ramifications; A voicemail question from a Patreon listener in Alaska; Article on if we should cap prison sentences at 20  years – provides...

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RM63: AG in Michigan Denounces Registry

In this episode, we are joined by Josh Hoe of The Decarceration Nation Podcast (here). The Attorney General in Michigan released an amicus curiae on Friday, and we needed an expert to unpack that. We also handled a question from a Patron in Wisconsin about the state of GPS and all of the ramifications therein;...

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