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Reform Sex Offender Laws

01 – About RSOL Montana

Are you a Registered Sex Offender? Tired of being unfairly persecuted and prosecuted by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), the Adam Walsh Act (AWA), and the State of Montana Sexual and Violent Offender Registry?

Are you a relative of a Registered Sex Offender? A friend? A co-worker? Or just a citizen worried about RSO’s being singled out and systematically stripped of their civil rights.  If it can happen to RSO’s, who’s next?

No other class of felon is subject to these restrictions and punitive measures that serve no other purpose then to make it difficult for RSO’s to re-enter society and rebuild their lives. These feel-good laws serve no purpose, and in many communities, aggravate the problem.  And here is a bit of information that the ‘so-called’ protection advocates don’t tell you.

Recidivism Data

U.S. Dept. of Justice Study

(mega-analysis of 15 States released in 2003)

 Of the 9,691 male sex offenders released from prisons in 15 states in 1994, 5.3% were rearrested for a new sex crime within 3 years of release.

 In 1994 Approximately 4,3000 child molesters were released from prisons in 15 states . An estimated 3.3% of these 4,300 were rearrested for another sex crime against a child within 3 years of release from prison.

In 1994, released prisoners with the highest rearrest rates were robbers (70.2%), burglars (74%), larcenists (74.6%), motor vehicle thieves (78.8%), those in prison for possessing or selling stolen property (77.4%), and those in prison for possessing, using, or selling illegal weapons (70.2%).

 Note: Of all the criminals released from prison in 1994, sex offenders had the lowest rearrest rates for reoffending. Similar studies can be found that go as far back as the ’60s.  Yet sex offenders are the only ones required to be registered and have their names, addresses, photographs, vehicle tags, and employment information posted on the internet for anyone with an internet connection to see.

 Would you like to have a voice in changing these laws? RSOL Montana is a Lobbying group dedicated to addressing these issues at a state level, as well as adding our voice to the National RSOL Lobby. We need your voice. View our website at https://rsolmontana.wordpress.com/ or send us an email at rsolmontana@gamil.com. We welcome your thoughts, ideas, and support.

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