Tag: restrictions

Failure Is Not An Option

What if you knew that no matter what you did, you couldn’t fail? What if “failure” just wasn’t an option? Would you live your life differently? Registrants are bound by many restrictions, jobs, housing even leisure activities are viewed under…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Rep. Swan’s Bill is a Lame Duck

An article from the Southeast Missourian makes me want to go out and kick some legislative butt. The Feb.16, 2017 piece is about Rep. Kathy Swan filing legislation to bar sex offenders from museums, children’s sections of public libraries and…

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

I was alerted to an article in The Chronicle/Greater Lewis County, Washington regarding the homeless.  In brief, the article focused on the story of Open Arms volunteers who had stapled bags with scarves, hats and gloves for the homeless to…

Registry Lawsuit Movement Now In Tennessee

Like the lawsuit recently filed and won in Michigan, Tennessee now faces a lawsuit regarding retoactive enforcement of the sex-offender registry. Tuesday a case was filed in U.S. District Court in Nashville arguing that TN’s registration laws are illegally applied…

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…

“Divine Dignity”

I discovered Women Against Registry in my frantic search for finding others that are filled by the immeasurable pain and suffering created by the blatant social injustice towards those that are on, or are facing the “Registry”. The ongoing attempt…