Category: registry

A History of Suffering and Misunderstanding

The first reference to the disease was in 1550 B.C., by 4000 B.C. many were infected. Those afflicted were made to wear clothing that identified them- Some were made to wear bells so as to announce their presence- Historically, Biblical…

Scammers Targeting Registrants

Scammers- They come in all shapes and sizes and use any means possible first to scare and intimidate you and then to separate you from your hard earned money. There are email scams that inform you that you’ve won big…

Summertime and the Livin’ Ain’t Easy!

Knoxville, Tennessee. The South. Home of plantation porches and sweet tea. Land of greenways, rivers, lakes, mountains, parks and bike trails. Summertime and there’s plenty of outdoor activities, fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking and swimming to name a few. Your city…

The Dating Debacle for Registrants

Who do you tell, what do you say and when do you say it? That’s just one of the many dilemmas facing single registrants trying to reintegrate back into the dating world. Getting out there an socializing is risky business…

How To Eat An Elephant

How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time. That’s how solving an enormous problem has often been described.  You just keep at it, taking one small bite at a time until the entire problem is devoured. That’s…

Registrants: Uncompensated Research Subjects

Are registrants uncompensated lab rats? TN sex offender treatment includes the use of VASI/Visual Assessment of Sexual Interest screening. From the little amount of information available online regarding VASI, it’s similar to the AASI/Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest developed by…

One More Suicide Is One Too Many

Fear of life on the registry may be responsible for another life cut short. On Tuesday, 1/30/2018 the news reported that former “Glee” TV show” actor, Mark Salling died of an apparent suicide. Mark had been found guilty of possession…

Registrants and PTSD Screening

Periodically registrants in Sex Offender Group Therapy (you know, that “one-size-fits-all” group therapy that most registrants on supervision are mandated to attend after release from prison) are asked to fill out a screening questionnaire.  The questionnaire asks about their basic…