photo: Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe “Thirty-five years, more than half of my life, I spent behind the wall of a Massachusetts state prison,” Rosario read from a written statement at the news conference outside Boston’s federal courthouse. “Today this chapter is … The post Wrongfully convicted Massachusetts man gets $13 million settlement first appeared on The […]
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photo: Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff “Since 2019, judges have thrown out murder and rape convictions against more than a dozen Boston men, almost all of whom are Black and had been sentenced to life in prison. Barry Kamara has fought for … The post Suffolk judge overturns 1992 murder conviction, clearing Barry Kamara’s name at last […]
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photo: Tom Landers/Globe Staff “Its [The Governor’s Council] approval would remove a stain on the Massachusetts criminal justice system and help restore the Amiraults’ reputation.” Actually, the stain is indelible. But the pardons would lighten it. Read the op-ed at … The post Parole Board should heed Baker’s call to pardon the Amirault siblings first […]
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The decision in Baughman v. Virginia ends the state’s efforts to civilly commit activist Galen Baughman as a ‘sexually violent predator’ In mid-September 2022 the Supreme Court of Virginia reversed a trial court decision and dismissed the Commonwealth’s petition to … The post Virginia Supreme Court Ruling Vindicates Activist first appeared on The National […]
1-11-18 California: SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A group representing sex offenders sued again Thursday to challenge a law that requires a marker to be placed in the passports of people convicted of sex offenses against children. Attorney Janice Bellucci filed the lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles on behalf of her nonprofit organization, the Alliance […]
12-21-17 Indiana: Three men have filed a lawsuit over an Indiana requirement that they register as sex offenders when moving to the state. They say they're being treated differently than other residents in similar situations. The men were convicted out of state, and before the Indiana Sex Offender Registration Act was enacted. The lawsuit says […]
1-11-18 National: The US State Department has begun revoking the passports of registered child sex offenders. The change has been made in order to comply with a law passed last year, the International Megan’s Law. Under the new law, registered sex offenders who have been convicted of an offense against a minor will no longer […]
11-1-17 Washington DC: The new "unique identifier" for sex offenders stigmatizes people who pose no threat. The notice, which will appear on the second-to-last page of U.S. passports, is officially known as an "endorsement," but it is more like a badge of shame. "The bearer was convicted of a sex offense against a minor," it […]
11-14-17 Michigan: GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Three Grand Rapids men on Michigan's Sex Offender Registry have settled a federal lawsuit against the state over housing requirements that restrict where they can live. They had been told they could not live in homes that were within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Attorney Sarah Riley Howard […]
12-11-17 Virigna: A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in favor of a Virginia man who, as a teen, was once ordered by a lower court to be photographed while masturbating in the presence of armed police officers. That warrant was ostensibly part of an ongoing sexting investigation into the then-teen, Trey Sims, who had exchanged […]
11-29-17 Oklahoma: Federal judges say red letters on driver’s licenses are not cruel and unusual OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal court has ruled that Oklahoma can include aggravated sex offender status on driver’s licenses. The 2007 state law allows for the note to be included in red letters in three places on the driver’s license. […]
10-24-17 Indiana: Three convicted Boone County sex offenders can return to their church congregations after the Indiana Court of Appeals determined that churches are not considered “school property,” so state statute cannot prohibit the offenders from going to church, even when children are present. The appellate court handed down that decision Tuesday in John Doe […]
11-19-17 Minnesota: Tom Evenstad moved into his friend’s West St. Paul home on Aug. 21. Three days later, a West St. Paul police investigator called the landlord and said Evenstad had to go. The city cited Evenstad’s first-degree criminal sexual conduct conviction in 1999 as the reason he could not live in the home, a […]
11-14-17: MONTREAL — As reports of celebrity sexual assaults escalate in the United States, Americans might want to look to its northern neighbor for clues as to why it's less of a problem in Canada. The rate of reported sexual assaults and rapes in Canada is roughly half that in the U.S. There were 431,840 […]
I am currently on psl. I violated my parole 3-30-15. I was revoked and had to do a year. I maxed out the year and was told by the board that I would be referred to a shelter upon release for placement. Instead when I reported to parole I was taken to a halfway house. (geo newark) I was told by my p.o that if I refused that I’d be violated again. The doors are locked and the windows are barred. I had to submit to a blackout period and am only allowed out to work. I requested to go for public assistance and was denied that even by this place. I am still locked up. What should I do?
I’m trying to ascertain if a law was signed into effect converting C.S.L. to P.S.L. I would appreciate any guidance you can offer.
Apologies for not seeing this post sooner, but have been busy with assisting others with legal and reentry issues and haven’t check the site recently. No there is no law that has changed CSL to PSL. In fact, such a law would be unconstitutional as it would constitute an ex post facto violation (changing a law that affects punishment, after one has been sentenced).
What has happened, is that those under CSL who commit a new sex offense will be sentenced to PSL under that new offense. Among the offenses that can trigger placing you under PSL is violating CSL. So if you are under CSL, you only get to stay under CSL as long as you don’t violate any of the terms of your parole. If you do, and are convicted of the violation, you spend the rest of your life under PSL.
Hope that helps clear things up for you.