The Dobbs Wire:  Do we need the sex offense registry?

Counting registrants, family members and significant others, the number of people directly impacted by sex offense registration laws in the U.S. is estimated at several million.  Every state has had a registry for at least 25 years and politicians continually push for  harsher registration requirements.  These are all good reasons to question the registry.  DavidContinue reading “The Dobbs Wire:  Do we need the sex offense registry?”

Another request for your help from supporters of the civil commits at Moose Lake 

New DOC threats against a leader of the non-violent protests against civil commitment facility at Moose Lake, Minnesota. First Daniel Wilson and a dozen others civil commits were placed in the disciplinary unit at Moose Lake without any due process for their protests against Minnesota’s civil commitment program. Now, Charlie Sullivan of National CURE informs us thatContinue reading Another request for your help from supporters of the civil commits at Moose Lake 

Long Weekend Protest Rocks Minnesota’s Shadow Prisons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8.17.21 Contact: Detainees & OCEAN Co-Founders Russell Hatton; Daniel Wilson: 218-351-1900, ex 70887; 106021; End MSOP Coalition Contact: David Boehnke, 651-315-4222, Long Weekend Protest Rocks Minnesota’s Shadow Prisons MOOSE LAKE MN. Behind barbed wire fences a protest movement is swelling for an end to Minnesota’s Shadow Prisons, “treatment facilities” that detaineesContinue reading “Long Weekend Protest Rocks Minnesota’s Shadow Prisons”

“Stop This Terrible Program”

My son, Rodney D. Pollard, was released from TDCJ January 24, 2015, one day before serving his entire sentence of 20 years. As a sex offender, he had completed sex offender rehabilitation therapy at the Hightower unit near Dayton Texas. This program has been wonderfully successful, with a recidivism rate of only about 3%, forContinue reading ““Stop This Terrible Program””

As courts censure civil detention practices, is it time for professionals to speak up?

Prison Legal News: September 14, 2015, David S. Prescott ___________________________________________________ “At what point do professionals in these settings openly acknowledge to them/ourselves that we are participating in systems that are openly unconstitutional and therefore unlawful according to the standards of much of the Western world?” By David Prescott is Director of Professional Development for a youth servicesorganizationContinue reading “As courts censure civil detention practices, is it time for professionals to speak up?”

The Feminist and the Sex Offender

Confronting Sexual Harm, Ending State Violence By Judith Levine and Erica R. Meiners >>> Description:  In the era of #MeToo and mass incarceration, The Feminist and the Sex Offender makes a powerful feminist case for accountability without punishment and sexual safety and pleasure without injustice.  With analytical clarity and narrative force, Levine and Meiner’s book contends with twoContinue reading “The Feminist and the Sex Offender”

Locked Up for What You MIGHT do…

The Texas Observer: February 12, 2018 by Michael Barajas @michaelsbarajas___________________________________________________ “State officials claim Texas’ new civil commitment program is designed to rehabilitate the men. But their families and friends argue the state has simply stashed them in a for-profit prison on the outskirts of the state, far away from the support services they’ll need if there’sContinue reading “Locked Up for What You MIGHT do…”