NH State Prison COVID UPDATE

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As of December 28th out of the 835 DOC staff members, 117 have had COVID since March. Forty of those are still active. Of the 2,130 inmate population there have been some 332 COVID positive cases since March. Of those 116 still active. Only 1,065 inmates have been tested and of those 332 were positive. That is a 31% positivity rate.  The DOC reports that inmates are only tested if the show symptoms or have had close proximity to someone who did test positive.

RULING: A sex offender’s obligations under Federal SORNA are independent of any duties under state law.

The Sixth Circuit affirmed. A sex offender’s obligations under SORNA are independent of any duties under state law. The court rejected Willman’s arguments that SORNA is unconstitutional as an ex post facto law, as double jeopardy, as violating the Fifth Amendment, as cruel and unusual punishment, as overbroad and vague, as violating his privacy rights, and as violating his right to travel.  (Terrible Rulling with huge potential consequences.)

Massachusetts Registration Decision COMMONWEALTH vs. FRANCIS X. HARDING, JR.

This  is one of the most logical, sensible court decisions I have ever read on registration issues.  We actually have the same idiotic prohibitions here in NH and people who have faced consequences for the same issues that were overturned in this Massachusetts decision.
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