A legal and policy podcast about the sex offender registry

Series: Registry Matters

Episode 25 – Why GPS Monitoring Should Be 1 of the 7 Deadly Sins

Episode 25 – Why GPS Monitoring Should Be 1 of the 7 Deadly Sins Larry and Andy talk about the weeks issues and listener questions and comments. Utah sex offender laws being draconian https://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/05/cobb_campaign_aide_resigns_aft.html http://www.sj-r.com/zz/news/20180513/why-sex-offenders-in-missouri-dont-stick-around-long http://www.abc27.com/investigators/investigations/sex-offender-i-am-not-a-monster-/1180788860 https://www.criminallegalnews.org/news/2018/may/15/ex-offender-registries-common-sense-or-nonsense/ https://www.si.com/mlb/2018/05/16/luke-heimlich-oregon-state https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2018/05/16/wisconsin-supreme-court-urged-push-lawmakers-defense-lawyer-pay/616110002/ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/us/politics/republicans-democrats-judicial-nominations.html https://www.vox.com/2016/7/5/12059448/sex-offender-registry Why GPS monitoring should be 1 of the 7 deadly sins A malfunction in…

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Episode 24 – Distorted and Misleading Numbers

Larry and Andy talk about: The extremely complex residency restrictions that law enforcement have to deal with. Inmates in Florida being put in solitary confinement for not working. Hotels on fire, can you fire someone for being on the registry. How to make sure you don’t rent a hotel room next to a registrant. People…

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Episode 23 – Acquitted But Guilty Anyway

Episode 23 2018/05/05 We have a guest joining us tonight. Joshua B Hoe. Josh is the co-host of the podcast Decarceration Nation which is a podcast about radically changing the way America does criminal justice. He’s recently interviewed gubernatorial candidates in Michigan and book authors on CJ reform. Josh is also a published author. And…

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Episode 22 – What The Heck Is 404b

Episode 22 2018/04/29 This is an opinion piece From The Hill written by Jesse Kelley. The Sex Offender Registry: Vengeful, unconstitutional and due for full repealhttp://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/376668-the-sex-offender-registry-vengeful-unconstitutional-and-due-for-fullIf 95% of people in prison will be released, why is it that we saddle them with such hardship. This isn’t just an SO issue, although the punishment is more…

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Episode 21 – Is Burglary Always Violent

Episode 21 2018/04/26 From KALB: Bill to remove non-violent, non-sex offenses from habitual offender law voted down.What does it take to get a bill into your legislature. Who sponsors a bill? How do committees work? How are they split between the parties?http://www.kalb.com/content/news/Bill-to-remove-non-violent-and-non-sex-offenses-from-habitual-offender-law-voted-down-480075373.html A big SCOTUS decision in Sessions v. Dimaya ruling that helps our cause….

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Episode 20 – Not Guilty By Insanity

Episode 20 2018/04/14 A brief discussion about a woman on the registry for NOT reporting that her son was having sex, while NOT in her custody??? WTH! There Are Too Many Kids on the Sex Offender Registry https://reason.com/archives/2018/04/09/there-are-too-many-kids-on-the Dissenting Against the Supreme Court’s Rightward Shift When Stephen Reinhardt, the famously liberal judge who died last…

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Episode 19 – Just End The Federal Registry Already

Episode 19 2018/04/07 Colbert county Alabama sheriff messed up. There was a 2 week laps in sending out notifications to the locals of convicted sex offenders moving into the area.http://www.waaytv.com/content/news/Colbert-officials-develop-a-new-plan-better-notify-citizens-about-sex-offenders-477979273.html Colom campaigned on locking up fewer people He released a person for a parole violation, in which his predecessor locked him up for 5 years…

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Episode 18 – There Go The People

Episode 18 2018/03/31 1) How is it that in some states the registry is considered “punishment” (Michigan?) and in other states it is simply a “public service”?  I’m thinking of the ex post facto registry requirements for SO’s who have completed their sentences. 2)  The 80+ towns throughout Minnesota that have enacted their own extra-judicial…

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Episode 17 – Real Criminal Justice Reform

Larry and Andy discuss a radical criminal justice reform AG, the WV Supreme Court decision about Internet restrictions, MN groping loophole, How long should Guantanamo detainees be held, should people in prison be released for care for a sick spouse, Craigslist shuts down it’s personals section, and the money spent for indefinite detention.

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Episode 16 – Interview w Brenda Jones

Episode 16 2018/03/17 From the LA Times: Eight reasons for America’s shameful number of wrongful convictions Most cops and prosecutors are hard-working and honest professionals. But some have ulterior motives. Some have a tainted view of innocence and guilt. False confessions coming from endless hours of interrogations. 25% of individuals exonerated later by DNA had…

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