WHAT FOLLOWS PUNISHMENT? Data shows that community-support circles decrease rates of sex-offender recidivism. One program may lead the way when it comes to reintegrating offenders into society. Aviva StahlSEP—26—2019 01:01PM EST When people convicted of sex offenses in the United States finish their criminal sentences, they generally face a slew of regulations and restrictions — … Read more
https://washingtonspectator.org/koeppel-gulags/ June 4, 2019 By Barbara Koeppel in Health, Politics Back in 1997, the Supreme Court ruled that the practice known as civil commitment was legal. This meant that 20 states—which had passed laws permitting the ongoing incarceration of sex offenders—could continue to keep the men confined even after they completed their prison terms. (See “Sex Crimes and Criminal … Read more
The Feminist & The Sex Offender
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Here it is hot off the presses https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2019/03/26/12545.pdf Commonwealth v. Feliz in which the court says: “We conclude that, in the circumstances of this case, the Commonwealth’s particularized reasons for imposing GPS monitoring on this defendant do not outweigh the privacy invasion that GPS monitoring entails. Accordingly, as applied to this defendant, GPS monitoring is … Read more
EDITORIAL In the Merrimack Valley, a vital experiment in criminal justice reform WENDY MAEDA/GLOBE STAFF A UTEC street worker makes IHOP a first stop for a young man released from the Middlesex House of Correction in North Billerica. JANUARY 22, 2019 In a handful of courthouses in the Merrimack Valley, an important experiment in criminal … Read more
Today is a very special day at the Boston Release Network. Today is the first day we are operating as an officially registered 501(c)3 organization. The IRS approved our application and off we go!!