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The Registry Report Podcast is now available on a variety of listening platforms, including Apple iTunes, Spotify, and standard RSS feed!

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If you’d like to suggest a topic, guest, or improvement for the Registry Report Podcast, let us know!



Shawna: A Life on the Sex Offender Registry 

Shawna isn’t some serial rapist or violent pedophile, but a young woman who happened to hook up with the wrong guy when she was 19 and he, it turned out, was 14. Fifteen years later, condemned to life on the sex offender registry, she still pays the price for that mistake every day. Her story raises important questions about who gets labeled a sexual predator and the penalties we impose on them.


When Junk Science About Sex Offenders Infects the Supreme Court by David Feige

While the idea of indefinite preventive detention might sound un-American or something out of the film “Minority Report,” the larger problem is that “civil commitment,” like hundreds of other regulations imposed on those required to register, has been justified by assertions about the recidivism of sex offenders. But those assertions turn out to be entirely false…


Stop Wishing, Start Doing:  When You Are About to Give Up

Powerful Motivational Speeches


Reason TV Debate: Should We Abolish the Sex Offender Registry?

On February 12, 2018, Emily Horowitz debated Marci Hamilton over whether we should abolish the registry for convicted sex offenders. Horowitz is chair of the sociology and criminal justice department at St. Francis College, and Hamilton authored Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children.



National Geographic: Lockdown – Life in Prison for Sex Offenders

National Geographic provides a rare opportunity to see sex offenders up close and to hear from them about their crimes, the impact of treatment, and the dangers of life behind bars…


TX Town Hosts Civil Commitment Facility for RSOs Who Have Completed Their Sentences, But Are Held Indefinitely Anyway

Some states have used civil commitment proceedings to remove habitual sex offenders from society for extended, sometimes indefinite, periods of time. This can happen after they’ve already served the sentence for their crime and without having violated any other laws. Civil commitment isn’t limited to sex offenders, either.


Registry Matters Podcast:

Episode 27 – Interview with Mike of The Registry Report

Episode 26 – How Lea Bickerton is Helping Registrants

Episode 25 – Why GPS Monitoring Should Be One of the Seven Deadly Sins

Episode 24 – Distorted and Misleading Numbers

Episode 23 – Acquitted, But Guilty Anyway!

Episode 22 – What the Heck is 404b??

Episode 21 – Is Burglary Always Violent?

Episode 20 – Not Guilty By Insanity

Episode 19 – Just End the Federal Registry Already

Episode 18 – There Go the People

Episode 17 – Real Criminal Justice Reform

Episode 16 – An Interview With Brenda Jones

Episode 15 – Can Speech Be Compelled?

Episode 14 – Will Judges Save Us From Ourselves?

Episode 13 – The Gentle Nature of Americans

Episode 12 – Reciprocity Laws

Episode 11 – Residency Restrictions

Episode 10 – Better to Do Something Than Nothing?

Episode 9 – Who Represents the Victims?

Episode 8 – Probable Cause Hearings

Episode 7 – Punishment Law and Legal Definitions

Episode 6 – Lengths of Sentences

Episode 5 – Statutes of Limitation

Episode 4 – Conditions of Supervision

Episode 3 – Transferring to Another State

Episode 2 – Polygraph Rationales

Episode 1 – Is the Sex Offender Registry Unconstitutional?




Watch this space!

We are working on producing  a series of our very own Registry Report podcasts, which we hope to have up and running within a few weeks.

Thank you for your patience!

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