Since the invention of sex offender registries in the United States, overly harsh restrictions have been put into place for people forced to register. From living restrictions to complete banishment from communities, registrants and their families face numerous obstacles even years after their reentry from incarceration or probation/parole.
The clause, “except for sex offenders,” is becoming increasingly popular among reentry support organizations. Furthermore, criminal justice reform policies often exclude people convicted of sexual offenses, leaving almost a million people without life-saving resources. Join me on this episode as I discuss these issues while offering examples of the “except for sex offenders” exclusion in organizations such as Goodwill and Volunteers of America.