NARSOL’s Florida affiliate FAC condemns registry as incompatible with U.N. values of dignity and equality

WVRSOL joins NARSOL and its affiliate Florida Action Committee (FAC), in its condemnation of the registry. By F.A.C. . . . Last week, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that mandatory sex offender registration and lifetime sex offender registration were unconstitutional. Basically, removing a judge’s discretion to determine whether someone warrants this label and all the restrictions that come with it, or…

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WVRSOL joins NARSOL in Opposition to U.S. Senate SB3951, the PROTECT Act of 2022

By Philip . . . WVRSOL has joined NARSOL in Opposition to U.S. Senate SB3951, the PROTECT Act of 2022. You may read NARSOL’s opposition post here and the associated opposition letter here. WVRSOL has mailed individual letters of opposition to U.S. Senate SB3951 to the U.S. Judiciary Committee members and West Virginia Senators Joe Manchin, III and Shelley More…

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New Church Crossroads of Hope Offers Hope to Registrants & Their Families

By Sandy & Philip . . . For persons required to register whose life “before” included regular or even occasional church attendance and worship, being ostracized from the fellowship or forbidden to attend due to restrictions or laws can be one of the more devastating consequences of life on the registry. And for those who are seeking a church home…

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Reimagining Justice in West Virginia by American Friends Service Committee

By Philip . . . Reimagining Justice in West Virginia – A Virtual Conference on Restorative Practices. The American Friends Service Committee’s goal is to build a culture of restorative justice in West Virginia so that together we can create more safe, just, and equitable communities. To that end, the American Friends Service Committee is hosting this free virtual conference on…

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NARSOL in Action: NARSOL Launches New Legal Action Project

https://wvrsol.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/NIA_SLAP.pdf Date of Event: September 30, 2021 Time: 7:00 to 9:00 Eastern NARSOL will have a two-hour conference call on September 30, beginning at 7:00 eastern time. We will be discussing NARSOL’s new relationship with Paul Dubbeling. Mr. Dubbeling is an attorney based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina who is now on retainer with NARSOL. He will be leading our reinvigorated…

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Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Corrects Amended Law and DOCR Policy

By Stephen H . . . On October 21, 2020, the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) made an internal policy change that doubled many inmates’ sentences with sexual offenses and removed them from parole eligibility. All sentenced inmates in WV receive obligatory Good Time credit (WV Code §15-4-17) unless the credit is revoked for disciplinary problems. For…

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