Tag: prison

“M” 87 years later

1931 That’s the year Fritz Lang’s movie “M” was produced.  It’s an oldy for sure, starring soft spoken, bulgy eyed Peter Lorre and Ellen Widman. “M” is the story of Berlin’s police and underworld trying to trackdown a “loathsome child…

HUD Bans Housing for Lifetime Registrants

In June 2001 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, now headed up by Secretary Ben Carson, banned lifetime registered sex offenders from subsidized public housing. (Only those tenants who were in subsidized housing before the law went into…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Who Wrote the Book on Homelessness?

WLRN/ Miami/South Florida ran an excellant article entitled “Sex Offenders Sent to Homeless Encampment told to Find Housing, But Where?” The encampment at Northwest 36th Court and 71st Street is at the edge of Hialeah and Miami.  It’s the warehouse…

Why Oh Why Wyoming?

Well, if you were planning a move or a summer vacation to Wyoming, you might want to think twice. Registrants in Wyoming as well as those traveling through the state will now have to empty their wallets to fatten the…

It’s The Clothes That Make The Man

He is being released from prison after 5 and 1/2 long years. Years that seemed like an eternity to his family. We receive the “prison clothing form” in the mail 4 weeks before his get out date. For those of…