Episode 9 – Who represents the victims?

Who represents the victims? NARSOL, SOSEN, WAR and many other organizations are fighting for those of us on the registry. Why are we fighting for the rights of those that have committed crimes?
Our topic tonight is about protecting the victims. You have people commit heinous offenses. The victim may have to go through psychological treatment for years, or decades. They might not even be alive. Who is out there protecting them? And why are we doing advocacy work for people who have done wrong?

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Probable Cause Hearing Before Retaking

Episode 8 1/20/2018/ Scenario: You’ve transferred your supervision to a new state. And in the new state you commit a supervision violation. An example might be a curfew violation. Another example might be something like being around a minor beyond accidental   Reflections from 2017: Packingham North Carolina Supreme Court and ban on social media […]

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Punishment Law and Legal Definition

Punishment is the infliction of some kind of pain or loss upon a person for a misdeed. In criminal law, punishment is allowed due to the wrongful intent involved in the crime. A punishment such as incarceration seeks to give any victim involved retribution against the offender, deter the criminal from future criminal acts, and […]

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Length of Sentences

Larry and Andy discuss various strategies that prosecutors use in determining sentences, is there a difference between Federal prosecution and state level prosecution prosecutors try to throw the book at you or are they empathetic? Law and order politicians Do states have different policies for their sentences? What determines the policies? Is there a difference […]

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Transferring to another state

Larry sheds light on the complexities of how one transfers their supervision to another state. Interstate Compacts History of transferring to another state ICPP Why? Interstate compacts, such as ICAOS, are born out of necessity. For ICAOS, the necessity is for the 50 states, and 3 territories (District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico) […]

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Is the registry unconstitutional

Why isn’t a sex offender registration unconstitutional? History of the registry – how/why did it come about: Pre 1994: Few states required convicted sex offenders to register addresses with local law enforcement. The 1994 Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Act, required states to implement a sex-offender registration program. 1996: Wetterling amended […]

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