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.


A recent study (California Department of Mental Health tried to suppress the data) showed just 6.5% of untreated sexually violent predators were arrested for a new sex crime within 4.8 years of release from a locked mental facility. Even with this data, civil commitment facilities still exist. Minnesota is one of 20 states across the nation that has a civil commitment program for former sex offenders.

With no release dates, advocates against these facilities are calling it a “death sentence” because there’s no clear way for a person to be released from the program. A group of men at the…


I have a special guest that you’ll meet here in just a few minutes. His name is Jeremy and he’s on the sex offender registry for a 2013 offense. Just last month, he was negatively portrayed on Fox 13 news in Utah for going onto school property. His daughters go to Bear River High School in Tremonton. Jeremy was blasted on the news for helping build props for an upcoming school play. Though he had a supervisor with him, either his wife or the drama teacher, there was uproar in the small, conservative community. …


In 2020, the EconoLodge located in the small town of New Paltz, NY., agreed to a 15-plus-year arrangement with the Ulster County Department of Social Services. The EconoLodge’s owner agreed to house registered offenders at the motel. Now, the city of New Paltz is enforcing a new ordinance, one that is designed specifically to reduce the number of registered sex offenders who can reside at one particular commercial address. The EconoLodge says the ordinance is unconstitutional. As The Outspoken Offender, I agree with EconoLodge’s position.

And now the video, EconoLodge vs. New Paltz:

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:

Well, hello. I am The Outspoken…


Has the media created a national moral panic on sex crimes and cyber pedophilia? In this brief podcast episode, I read from the report, “Sex Crimes in the Media” (Tanya Serisier, School of Sociology) and the media representations of child sexual abuse.

“The dominant media image of the rapist is a marginal male driven by sexual desire; a dangerous stranger lurking in the bushes (Jewkes, 2015). Entertainment media especially reproduce the psychotic stranger stereotype, with high numbers of violent or homicidal serial rapists featured in genres such as television crime shows (Horeck,2004). This imagery is in stark contrast to the…

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

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