Tag: non-violent sex offender

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…

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…

Are You “Moved” By A Sex Offender?

Out of Ft. Myers, Florida comes a news article that I need to comment on. Effective October 1, 2017, all moving companies in Florida must notify customers if the moving company they’ve hired has a convicted  sex offender working for…

A Skid Mark in Washington

In 2013, then US Attorney General Eric Holder’s Smart on Crime Initiative was aimed at encouraging shorter sentences for non-violent offenders, freeing up resources to be used for the sentencing and incarceration of more serious, violent criminals.  Holder had asked…

What Would You Have Done?

There’s a non-violent registered offender in my neighborhood.  He lives 2 doors away. I  personally don’t  know the young man, nor did I know his parents who lived there with him, but who now seem to have relocated.  It’s one…

PBS’s Pervert Park a Disappointment

PBS’s Pervert Park , a documentary by Swedish filmmakers Frida and Lasse Barkfors, aired last night. I was so hoping that the show would help “light a fire for change”, but instead I found it to be rather disappointing and…