Category: registry

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…

Does Social Justice Exist for Registrants?

  There are dozens of definitions of Social Justice. Wikipedia defines it as the concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society.  This is measured by the explicit and tacit terms for the distribution of wealth, opportunities…

Sex Offense: An Unpayable Debt?

“No matter how much time you’ve spent in prison, you haven’t exactly paid your debt to society.” This was recently told to a group of registrants by a counselor in a sex offender therapy group. So, are sex offenses an…

If We Are Sex Offenders, They Are Sex Offenders !

Sexual Misconduct.  Sexual Harassment. Inappropriate Sexual Behavior. Sexual Advances. Propositioning. Groping. Indecent Photos. Non-Consensual Sex. We are at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to those of power, fame and fortune being knocked off their pedestals for sexual…

The Indignity of the Registry

Nothing says Indignity like being on the Registry! There’s the indignity of Compliance checks. Unannounced visits, intrusive walk-thru’s of your house, questions that, if asked of anyone else, would be deemed totally inappropriate . I’m not yet sure how I’m…

Bonds, Parolee’s and Sex Offenders

You’ve journeyed through Hell. You’ve traveled the long road of court dates and jail/prison sentences. Done your time. And now, finally, you’re out. Free, Semi-Free, On Supervision,whatever you want to call it. Time to get on with your life, right?…

Things That Go “Bump” In The Night

Does the idea of an audit scare you? How about an audit where states lose track of registrants? Out of the Boston Globe, Sept 27 is a great article by Jeremy C. Fox regarding Massachusetts having lost track of nearly…

One Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words!

According to one Missouri resident, the county has apparently made a few changes to their SO Registration policies. One of the changes is where one registers, it used to be at the jail, behind closed, locked doors and now it’s…