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Fact: Sex offender registries haven't made us any safer. 

In fact, they've done just the opposite.  They've created an atmosphere where mob justice and vigilantism have run rampant, and set former offenders up for failure by making it near impossible to live with their families, develop community ties, or find and keep a job.  This instability and hysteria makes everyone less safe. Many states have instituted "civil commitment" schemes that allow them to simply keep sex offenders locked up indefinitely, long after they have served their prison sentences.  Several states are now adding people who are convicted of non-sexual crimes to the sex offender registries.  Many states can lock a former offender up for actions that aren't against any law, because they violated "administrative policies," and these states often retroactively enforce these policies in ways that would be unfathomable for any other class of crime. 

Life on a sex offender registry is, in many ways, worse than what offenders endure in prison, yet the courts maintain that it isn't "punishment", and doesn't constitute double jeopardy. 

You shouldn't have to be a Registered Sex Offender to care about these issues.  Families of RSOs are devasted by these laws and policies, friends and associates of RSO are often targeted for violence and harassment, and prospective or current employers dread the possible consequences of their efforts to help offenders find and keep a steady job.

When we allow our government to treat anyone this way, we become enablers to a system that could easily one day treat everyone this way.  Standing up for the rights of one American is standing up for the rights of all Americans.  Unfortunately, many of us rarely give these issues any thought at all, until it happens to one of us or to someone we love.

Please visit The Registry Report and educate yourself on what is happening across this great nation of ours.  Support us in our advocacy for rational sex offender laws and policies that will  not only make our communities safer, but will respect basic human rights at the same time.

Thank you for your support!

Michael M., Executive Editor
The Registry Report

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Fact: Sex offender registries haven't made us any safer. 

In fact, they've done just the opposite.  They've created an atmosphere where mob justice and vigilantism have run rampant, and set former offenders up for failure by making it near impossible to live with their families, develop community ties, or find and keep a job.  This instability and hysteria makes everyone less safe. Many states have instituted "civil commitment" schemes that allow them to simply keep sex offenders locked up indefinitely, long after they have served their prison sentences.  Several states are now adding people who are convicted of non-sexual crimes to the sex offender registries.  Many states can lock a former offender up for actions that aren't against any law, because they violated "administrative policies," and these states often retroactively enforce these policies in ways that would be unfathomable for any other class of crime. 

Life on a sex offender registry is, in many ways, worse than what offenders endure in prison, yet the courts maintain that it isn't "punishment", and doesn't constitute double jeopardy. 

You shouldn't have to be a Registered Sex Offender to care about these issues.  Families of RSOs are devasted by these laws and policies, friends and associates of RSO are often targeted for violence and harassment, and prospective or current employers dread the possible consequences of their efforts to help offenders find and keep a steady job.

When we allow our government to treat anyone this way, we become enablers to a system that could easily one day treat everyone this way.  Standing up for the rights of one American is standing up for the rights of all Americans.  Unfortunately, many of us rarely give these issues any thought at all, until it happens to one of us or to someone we love.

Please visit The Registry Report and educate yourself on what is happening across this great nation of ours.  Support us in our advocacy for rational sex offender laws and policies that will  not only make our communities safer, but will respect basic human rights at the same time.

Thank you for your support!

Michael M., Executive Editor
The Registry Report

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