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"We do what's called a psycho-sexual evaluation, and we do explore childhood issues, family issues, marital issues," Flora said.
One To See Change Past Posts
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- No Labels!!!
- Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment:...
- ReFORM Alabama's Sex Offender Laws!: Alabama's reg...
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- Meet a ‘Violent Sexual Predator’ and Marvel at Our...
- 'Pervert Park' to premier on PBS this Monday - Flo...
- FL: Homeless Coalition, Palm Beach County
- VA: Experts hope therapy can help prevent sex offe...
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- IL: Concerns voiced about sex offenders
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One to See Change Blog List
Ex-Coventry fire chief files lawsuit against prison staff after he’s repeatedly attacked - *8-26-16 Connecticut:* The ex-Coventry volunteer fire chief who’s serving a 10-year sentence for having a sexual relationship with a teenaged junior firef...1 day ago
Post-Release Regulations and Sex Offender Recidivism - *May 2016:* *Abstract:* The purported purpose of sex offender post-release regulations (e.g., community notification and residency restrictions) is the r...2 days ago
Denial, Risk, and Good Lives:The Need for Protective Processes - At a recent training on treating adolescents who have sexually abused, the discussion of polygraph came up, as it often does. My standard approach is to in...3 days ago
A U.S. Senator thinks it's your son's responsibility to keep his daughters from being raped - And, no, the headline of this post is not an exaggeration. "U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., told a group of students, faculty and staff at the University of Pi...3 days ago
Sixth Circuit rejects Michigan residency & premises restrictions - By Jonathan H. Adler . . . Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit held that recent amendments to Michigan’s Sex Offender Registration Act (S...3 days ago
Triumph Church could triumph if legislature passes special bill to undo Chilton Co. Anti-clustering ordinance - They should repeal Jefferson County's ordinance while they are at it. I wish I could see Kurt Wallace's face when he read this :) http://www.al.com/news/in...6 days ago
International Megan's Law, a Deception? The Recidivism Study - *2-10-16 National:* *Part I of a series: The Recidivism Study* *2-7-16 A Washington Post Article:* "An important step to reduce child sex tourism" by U.S...6 months ago
Lawsuit claims Department of Correction let Rikers Island inmate hang himself - *2-5-16 New York:* The city Department of Correction let a Rikers Island inmate hang himself by ignoring a request to transfer the troubled man to suicide...6 months ago
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13-New Bills in Congress: Affecting sex offender issues PART-II - 1-29-2013 Washington DC:The following bills have been introduced in Congress and MAY have some applicability to former sex offenders, and now the text of t...2 years ago
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On a Personal Note
As you know, many young men and women lives across the nation are being destroyed by incarceration, life-time registry and restrictive laws that do more harm than good. For those individuals, there is no second chance.
Below is a personal letter to President Obama:
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“Dear President Obama,
I truly agree with your sentiments that individuals, such as ex-felons, should be able to receive a second chance at life. Since we all know that one can veer off that path of life and travel along rough, rocky terrain, sometimes running off and ending up in some ditch. We all have made our fill of mistakes and sometimes those held a costly consequence that changed life forever. So we lived through it, trying harder to make things right with family, friends and those around us, but what about those who aren’t able to make things right even if they tried…because they’re labeled as too dirty, a leper, a person who is rejected from society and home.
But what if they’re a seventeen year old and had sex with a fifteen year old, consensual at that? Or they’re a teen that had gotten so enraged after a breakup that he sent out naked pictures of his girlfriend on his cell phone or email? Or an individual urinates where someone just happens to see them?
All are wrong and a travesty but do they deserve the life of no second chance with a registry that ends all. They are labeled, no jobs, no where to live…they have been deemed a menace to society, a plague. These certain circumstances, and many other situations similar to these, I believe still deserve a second change.
Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
After my son’s early release and two years of prison, I thought I had handled that fact graciously knowing after serving his time he would be able to get that fresh start, that second chance. He was an exemplary inmate, GED, college courses and vocational classes. Little did I know that a second chance on the outside was the farthest from the truth? He now struggles and lives in a trailer park sharing a trailer with another and surrounded by others in the same rocking boat, one to float endlessly in shark infested waters. I see him little because of probation requirements (he couldn’t live with us because we were 800 feet near a school). My family is afraid of what would happen to them if he lived with them…vigilantism. My son has no other place to stay since others condemn him of his crime that is screamed from the highest rooftop. Sex offender, sex offender!
Not all sex offenders are pedophiles or predators but some are simply young kids that make one stupid and rash decision that eventually changes everything, and they have no idea what they’ve done until their life is never their own. Exactly, where is that second chance for those sex-offenders who are lumped together with pedophiles and predators? Now, it makes me sick to think of my son’s future and many like him that are on the registry and many with no second chance…ever. I am asking you as a mother and as another concerned citizen of the United States that these laws are looked at again and taken into serious consideration in what they are doing to the Constitution of the United States, not for sex offenders in general but the future rights of every citizen, before anymore are put into effect. They unjustly strip an offender of their rights and place them in a guillotine that can be easily set off by anyone and at anytime. Where is the second chance for ex-sex offenders in the present, pending and future laws?”
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What truly saddens me is the weakness and deterioration of what the sex offense issue is doing to our once, great nation. Across Europe, others are seeing the injustice and disregard of rights, but we ignore this problem and it makes me wonder where humanity is heading….
We have become a hysterical society in which our latest witch-hunt is a sex offender--no matter his/her crime.
Below is a email sent from a foreign advocate to a father of a sex offender:
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“The tragic story of your son's death is just so sad that it's difficult to explain how. It was very hard to read your letters. It seems almost unbelievable that this can take place in a democracy! From our point of view, there is no justice in this. Not in any way: not for you, your son, the former girl friend – or even the state.
It is an abusive legal system. It seems barbaric. And we are so very sorry that this takes place. That's why it's so important for us to try to neutralize the debate with this…, hopefully making some changes. ….. to show the every day life of the sex offenders, trying to show how they keep on being punished, even after served prison time…..But we will for sure tell the story of the injustice that your son has been exposed to.”
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I appreciate everyone's commitment and backing to protect everyone's civil rights, plainly as noted in the Constitution of the United States and is presupposed, giving ALL men are “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.”