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What will the new federal SORNA regulations mean?

  By NARSOL Larry and Sandy . . . Not since the initiation of International Megan’s Law (IML) has anything raised such a level of anxiety, confusion, and questions as have the new federal SORNA/AWA guidelines that will become effective January 7, 2022. The only consensus seems to be that whatever happens, it won’t be good. These recent amendments are…

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WVRSOL Executive Director in Feature Discussion on Registry Matters Podcast RM200: New SORNA regulations (Again)

By WVRSOL . . . Our very own WVRSOL Executive Director Philip Kaso joins Andy & Larry on the Registry Matters podcast RM200: New SORNA regulations (Again). The conversation begins at episode time mark 29:18 with the podcast feature segment with Larry & Philip discussing loosely the build back better plan, public policymaking, and how state political representation affects congressional…

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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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A plea to Justice Armstead: Please use correct, scientific information

WVRSOL joins NARSOL in calling on Justice Armstead to acknowledge the error of his statement and retract it from the record. By NARSOL’s Sandy and Michael S.  . . .  Nobody today references the daily price of whale oil. Why? Because given the presence of modern-day petroleum, whale oil is not relevant to everyday life. So why do some judges…

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Prestigious American Law Institute recommends sweeping changes to registry, including no public dissemination

By Dr. Ira Ellman . . . The prestigious American Law Institue recommends sweeping changes to the registry, including no public dissemination. On June 8, 2021 the membership of the American Law Institute gave its final approval to a revision of the Model Penal Code’s chapter on Sexual Assault and Related Offenses. This project was initially authorized by the ALI…

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