Episode Archive - Registry Matters
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A legal and policy podcast about the sex offender registry
A legal and policy podcast about the sex offender registry
RM267: Adam Walsh Act and International Travel: Debunking Myths
In this episode, we delve into the complex intersection of sex offender registration laws and international travel. Our guest, Larry, seeks advice on his ability to travel internationally as a pilot without providing advance notice to sex offender registration authorities. The initial response suggests that there are no legal barriers to such travel, as the […] The post RM267: Adam Walsh Act and International Travel: Debunking Myths appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM266: The Albuquerque Police Officer Sex Case: A Case Study in Negotiated Pleas
Learn about negotiated plea deals and defense strategies in high-profile cases from this podcast discussion. The hosts explore the case of former police officer Joshua D., accused of child solicitation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and discuss the challenges of negotiating a plea deal in a high-profile case. They also share strategies […] The post RM266: The Albuquerque Police Officer Sex Case: A Case Study in Negotiated Pleas appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM265: Demystifying the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision
The conversation is about the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision and how it can be confusing. The issue was raised by a question in the Legal Corner about a person who was transferred from Arizona to New Mexico and did not receive a review hearing after five years of supervision, as mandated by New […] The post RM265: Demystifying the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM264: Wyoming Supreme Court Rules Against DCI in Sex Offender Registration Case
On Registry Matters 264, we dive into a case where the Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled that the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) overstepped its authority by requiring a Casper man to register as a sex offender 20 years after he was convicted of a misdemeanor sexual battery charge in Georgia. The court found […] The post RM264: Wyoming Supreme Court Rules Against DCI in Sex Offender Registration Case appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM263: Cruel and Unusual Punishment Is not Punishment
Most people who have to register for a sexual offense think the registry seems like punishment. But is it “cruel and unusual” punishment? Making it difficult for individuals to find places they can live seems cruel. Some of the restraints placed upon registrants seem cruel as well. And it is unusual that individuals would have […] The post RM263: Cruel and Unusual Punishment Is not Punishment appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM262: Risk for Reoffense – Who Decides?
The Static-99 is the most commonly used tool for sex offender risk assessment. Although many states are moving away from using risk-based assessments to offense-based models so they can comply with the Federal Adam Walsh act, some states still use assessments like the Static-99. A case from Rhode Island centers on another risk-based assessment tool, […] The post RM262: Risk for Reoffense – Who Decides? appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM261: Police Stings–Preying on Human Emotions Works
Police stings, where officers go into adult chat rooms and pretend to be an under-aged person, continue to be an important topic. A member of CAGE (Citizens Against Government Entrapment) is our guest. We cover a range of topics, including sentencing guidelines, constitutional issues, and are police stings entrapment if law enforcement is pretending to […] The post RM261: Police Stings–Preying on Human Emotions Works appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM260: Behind the Broken Promise of Plea Bargains
Today’s podcasts focuses on plea deals and whether a person should take one. The Plea Bargain Task Force studied the plea deal system for several years. It concluded that the plea deal system needs to be more fairer and more transparent. What would that look like? For one, defendants should be made aware of the […] The post RM260: Behind the Broken Promise of Plea Bargains appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM259: Federal Judge Blocks Expanded Residency Restrictions in Rhode Island
We devote much of the show to good news out of Rhode Island, where a federal judge ruled that residency restrictions that were applied retroactively are unconstitutional. The Rhode Island law would have required tier-three PFRs to move out of the expanded residency zone, even if they owned a home within it. The judge saw […] The post RM259: Federal Judge Blocks Expanded Residency Restrictions in Rhode Island appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM258: GPS and the 4th Amendment–Stay Tuned
Is GPS monitoring unconstitutional? When the Supreme Court remanded Grady v. North Carolina back to the state, it essentially said that GPS monitoring after an individual has completed their sentence and is off of supervision (including any probation or parole), violates an individual’s 4th amendment right. The court agreed that GPS monitoring of a private […] The post RM258: GPS and the 4th Amendment–Stay Tuned appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM257: Don’t Want a PFR Nearby? In California open a home school
The Registry Matters Podcast’s mission is to cover issues surrounding the Registry. We cover cases that will peel back the veneer of what we need to do to change our lives for the better. We cover news articles that spark conversations about the total insanity of this modern day witch hunt. This podcast will call […] The post RM257: Don’t Want a PFR Nearby? In California open a home school appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM256: Don’t Fall for the Scam: Law Enforcement Doesn’t Call Before an Arrest
Many people on the sex offender registry have received a scam phone call from someone claiming they work for law enforcement. These calls typically allege an arrest warrant is out for the PFRs arrest due to some violation of registry rules. And scammers are more sophisticated, creating realistic call back numbers and using the lingo […] The post RM256: Don’t Fall for the Scam: Law Enforcement Doesn’t Call Before an Arrest appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM255: Chemical Castration–Little Success, Lots of Side Effects
We cover chemical castration again. This time with an expert with a PharmD named Travis. We got really deep into the chemical used, the dose and the side effects. We also looked at a Republican sponsor bill in Georgia that makes prostitution a felony. We carved out time to cover some news articles at the […] The post RM255: Chemical Castration–Little Success, Lots of Side Effects appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM254: Clueless in Missouri: Unclear Law Keeps PFRs On Registry
Because of an unclear statute in Missouri’s law, two PFRs who were eligible to get off the registry are now required to register for life. We explore the case of Brock Smith and Gary Nelson Ford, and why Missouri’s Supreme Court concluded that even though Missouri law was unclear, they would defer to the legislative […] The post RM254: Clueless in Missouri: Unclear Law Keeps PFRs On Registry appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM253: Chemical Castration: Doesn’t Work But Earns Politicians Votes
This podcast focus on the latest attempt to enact Chemical Castration legislation for PFRs. The latest attempt, House Bill 128, comes out of New Mexico. If passed, New Mexico would become the 9th state to have some form of legislation related to chemical castration and registered sex offenders, or PFRs. Representatives Stefani Lord, who co-sponsored […] The post RM253: Chemical Castration: Doesn’t Work But Earns Politicians Votes appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM252: When Is Entrapment Not Entrapment?
Listen to RM252: When Is Entrapment Not Entrapment? https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm252-when-is-entrapment-not-entrapment/ Download the transcript herehttps://fypeducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/RM-252-Print-Copy-Final.pdf Tonight’s podcast takes a deep dive into online stings where police officers pose as teens in adult chat rooms. Our guest has done independent research on the legality of these type of cases. We explore them from a child safety situation and […] The post...
RM251: The Wheels of Justice Grinds Us Slowly
Tonight’s podcast features three cases–the Butts County Halloween victory, a 7th Circuit of Appeals case, and the latest from the Pacific Legal Fund/ACSOL challenges. And we have learned in following court cases that these cases take ages to finish. And even after there’s a win, the case isn’t always over. Take the Butts County Halloween […] The post RM251: The Wheels of Justice Grinds Us Slowly appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM250: Register as Soon as You Can as Soon as You Can Figure out the Rules
Listen to RM250: Register as Soon as You Can as Soon as You Can Figure out the Rules https://www.registrymatters.co/podcast/rm250-register-as-soon-as-you-can-as-soon-as-you-can-figure-out-the-rules/ Download the transcript herehttps://fypeducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/RM-250-Final-Print-Copy.pdf We have a returning guest whose husband is in military custody. Our podcast does a deep dive into registration requirements for PFRs released from federal custody. How quickly should a PFR...
RM249: Plead Guilty and You Stay Guilty
Most defendants face the dilemma of taking a guilty plea. A trial will be expensive. The prosecution will lessen the charges if you plead guilty. And if a defendant goes to trial and loses, the unstated “trial penalty” often results in a harsher sentence. Sometimes a defendant takes the plea with the hope of latter […] The post RM249: Plead Guilty and You Stay Guilty appeared first on Registry Matters.
RM248: Does child pornography drive sex offender laws?
If the government knows it is on the internet, why doesn’t it take it down? What is the legality of keeping illegal material available for people to find? We discuss whether it is a conspiracy or a way for the law enforcement apparatus to continue to make money through the arrest and conviction of those […] The post RM248: Does child pornography drive sex offender laws? appeared first on Registry Matters.