Sex Offender Laws & Treatment

Another View -- Chris Dornin: Lawmakers should review prison rules

I enjoyed reading David Solomon’s recent column about a problem I have worked on for years: How to make the Department of Corrections send all of its administrative rules to lawmakers for vetting and approval. Our nonprofit agency wrote a bill this term at the State House to make that happen, HB 192.

Supreme Court rules on whether states can ban registered sex offenders from using social media

The Supreme Court unanimously struck down a law banning registered sex offenders from using social media websites like Facebook in an opinion handed down Monday morning.

Sex Offender treatment programs are floundering

The New Hampshire sex offender program received a scathing program audit last November. It said 200 prisoners were going past their minimum parole dates because the program was poorly managed. Jeff Lyons, the Corrections spokesman, said on the front page of the Concord Monitor there was no backlog as of Nov. 30, 2015.

A Constitutional Right to Facebook and Twitter? Supreme Court Weighs In

A Supreme Court argument on Monday about whether North Carolina may bar registered sex offenders from using Facebook, Twitter and similar services turned into a discussion of how thoroughly social media have transformed American civic discourse.

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