The Outspoken Offender Podcast

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An honest podcast about the sex offender registry, living with a sex offense, and the challenges that come with being on the “list.” The effects of social ostracism and rejection for ex-offenders are also discussed.
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Latest Episodes…

  1. The Loneliness Of The Sex Offense Registry

    Being forced to register brings a host of challenges, including depression and loneliness. The isolation and social rejection can often feel overwhelming with no one to turn to. Join me for this podcast episode as I discuss my issues with loneliness and ways to move past the feelings of isolation. Just ...

    2021-07-06

  2. Except For Sex Offenders: How Criminal Justice Reform Is Failing Us

    Since the invention of sex offender registries in the United States, overly harsh restrictions have been put into place for people forced to register. From living restrictions to complete banishment from communities, registrants and their families face numerous obstacles even years after their reentry from incarceration or probation/parole. ...

    2021-06-25

  3. The Sex Offender Registry and Moral Panics

    A moral panic is defined as a widespread feeling of fear, often an irrational one, that some evil person or thing threatens the values, interests, or well-being of a community or society. It is "the process of arousing social concern over an issue," usually perpetuated by moral entrepreneurs and the ...

    2021-06-15

  4. South Carolina’s Lifelong Sex Offender Registry Is Illegal

    On June 9, 2021, South Carolina Supreme Court says a state law requiring sex offenders to register for life without prior judicial review is unconstitutional. Justices called South Carolina's sex offender law "The most stringent in the country." The court also upheld a portion ...

    2021-06-11

  5. The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act [SORNA] Is A Constitutional Mess

    In 2006 (the year I was arrested), Title I of the Adam Walsh Act, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), wholly rewrote the federal standards for sex offender registration and notification. It also created a new baseline of sex offender registration and notification standards for jurisdictions to ...

    2021-06-09