RM241: Alabama Rules PFR Restrictions Just a Civil Regulatory Scheme

RM241: Alabama Rules PFR Restrictions Just a Civil Regulatory Scheme

We begin with a listener question regarding Computer Voice Analysis tests and whether a sex offender on parole can refuse the test.

We follow that with a long discussion about a recent ruling in Alabama–McGuire v. Cunningham, Marshall, and Richardson. The court found that Alabama’s restrictions for PFRs amount to a civil regulatory scheme. Those restrictions include:

in-person quarterly registration;

direct notification to the public when a registrant lives nearby;

prohibits registrants from living, working, or volunteering within 2,000 feet of schools or childcare centers;

requires homeless registrants to report to law enforcement once a week;

and mandates that registrants notify law enforcement before traveling.

This segment also highlights the tragic story of Michael McGuire.

Our next segment focuses on a case in New Mexico, State of New Mexico v. Ryan Thompson. Mr. Thompson sued because the parole board did not offer him a probationary review even though a PFR who has been on supervision for five years is entitled to have one.

Our podcast ends with a short discussion about another part of the civil regulatory scheme–electronic monitoring.

[5:17] Thoughts on the trial of Darryl Brooks

[12:40] Question from patron Debra asking about computer voice analysis

[23:03] Alabama–McGuire v. Cunningham, Marshall, and Richardson

[49:24] State of New Mexico v. Ryan Thompson

The Registry Matters Podcast’s mission is to cover issues surrounding the Registry. We cover cases that will peel back the veneer of what we need to do to change our lives for the better. We cover news articles that spark conversations about the total insanity of this modern day witch hunt. This podcast will call out bad policy and call out those that are making bad policy.

To change things for the positive, we need to act. We are 6-7-8-900k strong. With that many people, plus their friends and family, over a million people are affected by the registry. We should be able to secure donations to hire lawyers and lobbyists to move the agenda in our favor. We need our people to be represented.

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