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. …


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.” …


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. …


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…


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…


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. …


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. …


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…


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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