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BUSTIN’ AT THE SEAMS

By A TCCC Resident We’re overcrowded and it’s no joke. Texas Civil Commitment Office (TCCO) and Management & Training Corporation (MTC) are housing inmates in a dry good closet with no access to water. The closet was a kitchen storage for bread and canned goods. The inmates housed in this commandeered space will have toContinue reading BUSTIN’ AT THE SEAMS

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?”

The Only Way to Get Out Is to Die: Mental Health, Public Safety, and Legal Implications of Sex Offender Civil Commitment in Texas

Journal of Public and International Affairs: by Erika Parks; 2018 ____________________________________________________________________ IntroductionIn the United States, there are few crimes more abhorred than sexuallyviolent offenses, and by extension, few people more reviled than those whocommit them. In popular media, people accused of sexually violent crimesare variously called “monsters,” “scum,” or “the worst of the worst.” TheTexasContinue reading “The Only Way to Get Out Is to Die: Mental Health, Public Safety, and Legal Implications of Sex Offender Civil Commitment in Texas”

DISTANCING 

By A TCCC Resident  The Texas Civil Commitment office is moving further away from its clientele. When this new and improved version of civil commitment began in late 2015, TCCO case mangers “visited” each offender twice a month, called a collateral contact every month and every offender had a one-on-one with the sex offender treatmentContinue reading DISTANCING 

JUSTICE IS COMING

Written by a Current TCCC Resident _______________________________________________________________________ The typical sex offender civil commitment story goes something like this: I committed my crime prior to 1999, when the legislation created sex offender civil commitment. I was not informed that my criminal plea bargain would be used against me or qualify me for the indefinite confinement andContinue reading JUSTICE IS COMING

Protecting Society from Sexually Dangerous Offenders: Law, Justice, and Therapy (Law and Public Policy)

by Seth C Kalichman (Author), John Q La Fond (Author), Bruce J Winick (Editor), & 4 more Legal and mental health experts explore the ramifications of the controversial sexual predator commitment laws, registration and community notification laws, and chemical castration laws that have come into existence since 1990. The increasing number of sex crimes, especially those committed by released sex offenders against young victims,Continue reading “Protecting Society from Sexually Dangerous Offenders: Law, Justice, and Therapy (Law and Public Policy)”

TACC Makes Connections and Educates Others at NARSOL’s 13th Annual Conference

The TACC Team would like to thank NARSOL for allowing us to present at the conference and share information about civil commitment. We would like to express special thanks to Paul Shannon (Chair) and Robin Vander Wall (Vice-Chair) or NARSOL. Many thanks also to Texas Voices for hosting our table and for Mary Sue Molnar’sContinue reading “TACC Makes Connections and Educates Others at NARSOL’s 13th Annual Conference”

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Louisiana’s Defense of a Law That Stamped ‘SEX OFFENDER’ on Driver’s Licenses

reason: by Jacob Sullum;  10.4.2021 5:00 PM ____________________________________________________________________ The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear Louisiana’s appeal of a decision against its 2006 law requiring that people on the state’s sex offender registry carry IDs or driver’s licenses that say “SEX OFFENDER” in orange capital letters. A year ago, the Louisiana Supreme Court concluded that the requirement amounted to compelledContinue reading “Supreme Court Declines To Hear Louisiana’s Defense of a Law That Stamped ‘SEX OFFENDER’ on Driver’s Licenses”

JOIN US AT NARSOL

TACC will be at the NARSOL conference speaking and hosting a table. Come join us!! The National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) will convene October 8-10 in Houston, Texas for a program of presentations and workshops from attorneys, researchers, activists, and other notable people in the field of criminal justice reform. https://narsol.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/21-09-Houston-Conf.pdf GO TO NARSOL’SContinue reading “JOIN US AT NARSOL”

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 

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