Nationwide, 36 states and over 150 cities and counties have adopted what is widely known as “ban the box” so that employers consider a job candidate’s qualifications first — without the stigma of a conviction or arrest record. In addition, fourteen states have mandated the removal of conviction history questions from job applications for private employers — California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

As I was applying for a radio station job in Washington state, I discovered Saga Communications was using an illegal job application that asked about…


Cindy Prizio, Executive Director of One Standard of Justice, recently said: “I see Clean Slate being an anti-discrimination bill that discriminates. Rather than looking at people as individuals, we’re lumping all these people into the same pot.” My interview with Cindy discusses the Clean Slate Bill in Connecticut and how it “carves out” exclusions for people forced to register.

On June 10, 2021, Gov. Ned Lamont signed a “clean slate” bill that will wipe records of misdemeanor convictions and lower-level felonies after a set period. You’ll also see the additional conversation on restorative justice and a brief insight into Cindy’s…


A moral panic is defined as a widespread feeling of fear, often an irrational one, that some evil person or thing threatens the values, interests, or well-being of a community or society. It is “the process of arousing social concern over an issue,” usually perpetuated by moral entrepreneurs and the mass media and exacerbated by politicians and lawmakers.

This interesting podcast looks at former moral panics throughout the years and compares today’s moral panic against sex offenders, pedophilia, and the registry. Will this moral panic ever fade? …


Sexual offenders come from all backgrounds, ages, socioeconomic and ethnic groups. The majority of offenses are committed by someone the victim knows. But often, people who commit sexual crimes are “lumped” into one category, which may also include their patterns of thinking and behaving. The point I’m making can be found on a website I found which discusses “The Mind of A Sex Offender” on one of their web pages. In my personal opinion, even though I have nothing against the organization or their mission, they have categorized sexual offenders by using the “he” pronoun. In addition, their webpage does not use words such as “might” or “possibly” when describing characteristics. Do you feel the characteristics described in this video are fact? Do you agree or disagree with the information provided? I’d love to read your comments.


On June 9, 2021, South Carolina Supreme Court says a state law requiring sex offenders to register for life without prior judicial review is unconstitutional. Justices called South Carolina’s sex offender law “The most stringent in the country.” The court also upheld a portion of the statute that permits the sex offender registry to be published online. Join me as I interview Lori S. Murray, a defense attorney in South Carolina. She will answer my questions, including:

  • What does this mean for another level III registrants in South Carolina?
  • Why do you think it took 30-years to challenge South Carolina’s…


Lately, America has been a pretty hateful place. From violent protests to mass shootings, hate seems to be everywhere. Social media is no different. Some experts believe the anonymity factor causes people to resort to being rude online. Some studies also show that a lack of eye contact and other non-verbal communication causes people to be mean in online interactions. This live video is extremely important for individuals and families that are justice-impacted and/or living on American’s sex offender registry.

In this live video broadcast, I show hateful comments I’ve received over the last few months on YouTube and Twitter…


On December 10, 2007, I self-surrendered to FCI Seagoville, a low-security federal prison outside of Dallas. To this day, I have dreams about my time in Seagoville and the traumatic personal situations I had to endure. Ironically, it wasn’t so much the sex offense charge that caused me issues. It was my family challenges on the outside that brought me the most pain.

This personal podcast episode is about my personal experience at Seagoville, all 49 months, including 62 days in the SHU, or hole as inmates call it. …


On August 27, 2005, two registered sex offenders were murdered in Bellingham, Washington by a vigilante posing as an FBI agent. Victor Vazquez, 68, and Hank Eisses, 49, were shot dead from single gunshot wounds to the head. The killer, Michael Anthony Mullen, got the victims’ names, addresses, and photographs from the Whatcom County Sheriff’s sex offender notification website.

Join me for this special on-location podcast episode from Bellingham, WA. I view the house on Northwest Avenue where the murders took place and walk through the middle-class neighborhood. …


In early 2006, I was arrested for a computer sex offense and taken to Utah County Jail. It was the scariest day of my life. Since I was working in TV news and radio broadcasting, the story of my arrest made local and national news. As I walked into county jail, other inmates were watching a TV news story on Fox 13. Guess who’s news story was on? Mine!

After surviving threats and three days of constant verbal harassment from other inmates, I was released on federal bond. It was the scariest five days of my life. …


Depression is a widespread issue in the U.S., affecting about 40 million adults. So how do we beat depression? Do dogs and pets help with depression and loneliness? Yes! My dog Lucky has been by my side through some tough and dark times over the last seven years, including federal probation, sex offender counseling, a divorce, and moving locations about nine times. Dogs have been known to reduce the blood pressure of their owners and are less likely to develop heart disease — just playing with dogs has been shown to elevate oxytocin and dopamine.

If you are on the sexual offense registry, living with a felony record, or you’re suffering from a “social death,” take a break and enjoy the outdoors with your pet. It does wonders by clearing your mind and allowing yourself a different vantage point.

The Outspoken Offender

Helping registered citizens and former inmates move beyond stereotypes and social ostracism.

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