Join me for this podcast episode as I discuss my issues with loneliness and ways to move past the feelings of isolation. Just because we have a sex offense and are forced to be on the “list” does not mean we need to feel all alone.

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.

A moral panic is defined as a widespread feeling of fear, often an irrational one, that some evil person or thing threatens the values, interests, or well-being of a community or society. It is “the process of arousing social concern over an issue,” usually perpetuated by moral entrepreneurs and the mass media and exacerbated by politicians and lawmakers.

On June 9, 2021, South Carolina Supreme Court says a state law requiring sex offenders to register for life without prior judicial review is unconstitutional. Justices called South Carolina’s sex offender law “The most stringent in the country.”

In 2006 (the year I was arrested), Title I of the Adam Walsh Act, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), wholly rewrote the federal standards for sex offender registration and notification.

This personal podcast episode is about my personal experience at Seagoville, all 49 months, including 62 days in the SHU, or hole as inmates call it. Parents or loved ones with someone serving time may find this podcast valuable as I touch on what to expect at a low-security federal prison.

In today’s interview, meet Melissa McFadden. Her son, Tony, is currently incarcerated for a sex offense he did not commit. Today, Melissa helps people on the sex offense registry find housing and is the President of Reset Missouri.

In the study conducted by Federal Probation, A Journal of Correctional Philosophy and Practice, of the property managers and owners surveyed, 67% indicated that they inquire about criminal history on rental applications.

Join me for this positive podcast episode about people forced to register and the ability to move forward with hope and success.

A recent study (California Department of Mental Health tried to suppress the data) showed just 6.5% of untreated sexually violent predators were arrested for a new sex crime within 4.8 years of release from a locked mental facility. Even with this data, civil commitment facilities still exist. Minnesota is one of 20 states across the nation that has a civil commitment program for former sex offenders.