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December 16, 2022
Despite Sensationalist Media Coverage, the Famous People at My Prison Aren’t in Any Special Danger
Celebrities get a lot of attention on both sides of the wall. But ultimately, we are all the same: warehoused property.
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September 13, 2019
When People with Intellectual Disabilities Are Punished, Parents Pay the Price
A sex offense conviction can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
October 3, 2018
After passing a series of restrictive housing laws, Miami-Dade County faces an odd predicament: bands of nomadic sex offenders and a cat-and-mouse game to move them.
September 24, 2017
What To Do With Violent Sex Offenders
The Supreme Court considers whether “civil commitment” is just prison by another name.
September 17, 2017
Shawna: A Life on the Sex Offender Registry
A young mother struggles with life on the sex offender registry.
Case in Point
February 20, 2017
The Man Arrested for Praising Jesus
Lester Packingham’s Facebook post is headed for the Supreme Court
January 22, 2017
The Return of ‘To Catch a Predator’
Talking to Chris Hansen as he revives his trademark stings.
October 5, 2016
Making the Case Against Banishing Sex Offenders
Legislators won’t touch the subject, but courts are proving more sympathetic.
Case in Point
August 29, 2016
The Accuser’s Mom Called Her a ‘Pathological Liar.’ Nobody Told the Defense.
So George Gage sits in prison. And guess what happened to the prosecutor.
May 24, 2016
For Some Prisoners, Finishing Their Sentences Doesn’t Mean They Get Out
The special problem of being a sex offender.