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Lively and informative discussion advocating for rational reform of the sex offender registry.

Lively and informative discussion advocating for rational reform of the sex offender registry.
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Lively and informative discussion advocating for rational reform of the sex offender registry.

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English

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Episode 13: Michael St. Martin, Civilly Committed for 18 Years

8/13/2019
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Michael St. Martin, 62, who has been civilly committed for the past 18 years, is a "detainee" at Coalinga State Hospital, where he was sent in 2006, after serving 10 years in prison. He has been designated a "sexually violent predator" or SVP, and will likely spend the rest of his natural life civilly committed there. At Coalinga, only 36% of the detainees are participating in treatment programs, and St. Martin is one of the patients not participating in treatment. He says he believes in...

Duration:00:26:53

Episode 13: Michael St. Martin, Civilly Committed at Coalinga State Hospital

8/13/2019
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Michael St. Martin, 62, who has been civilly committed for the past 18 years, is a "detainee" at Coalinga State Hospital, where he was sent in 2006, after serving 10 years in prison. He has been designated a "sexually violent predator" or SVP, and will likely spend the rest of his natural life civilly committed there. At Coalinga, only 36% of the detainees are participating in treatment programs, and St. Martin is one of the patients not participating in treatment. He says he believes in...

Duration:00:32:34

Episode 12: Jeremy Malcolm, PhD - Executive Director of the Prostasia Foundation

7/16/2019
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Jeremy Malcolm is the Executive Director of Prostasia Foundation, a child protection nonprofit. Prior to that he was Senior Global Policy Analyst at Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he worked on the international dimensions of issues such as intellectual property, intermediary liability, net neutrality, Internet governance, and trade. Previously he worked at Consumers International coordinating its global programme Consumers in the Digital Age. Jeremy graduated with degrees in Law (with...

Duration:00:39:46

Episode 11: Meaghan Ybos - People for the Enforcement of Rape Laws

5/25/2019
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Meaghan is the co-founder and Executive Director of PERL. In 2003 at the age of sixteen, Meaghan was raped in Memphis. She reported her rape to law enforcement and submitted to a forensic exam, but law enforcement did not investigate the case or test her rape kit until over nine years later. Meaghan strategically used her mishandled rape case to raise awareness about needed policy changes. In the course of this work, Meaghan further exposed over 12,000 untested rape kits in MPD storage. In...

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 10: David Lee Garlock - CJ Reform and Second Chances Advocate

5/15/2019
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On October 29th, 1999 David Lee Garlock, then 20 years old, was arrested for the murder of his abuser. During his 13.5 years in an Alabama prison David's trajectory changed, and he became focused on redemption and personal betterment. Upon his release, he became involved with the Equal Justice Initiative, and graduated from Eastern University in 2017. He went on to become the Program Manager for New Person Ministries in Lancaster, PA, where he works with people on the sex offender registry,...

Duration:00:59:57

Episode 9: Gail Colletta - President, Florida Action Committee

4/30/2019
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In this episode, we interview the President of Florida Actiona Committee, Gail Colletta. From the Florida Action Committe website: The purpose of Florida Action Committee is to educate the media, our legislators and the public with the facts surrounding Sex Offender Issues. Our concern is for every citizen of Florida to enjoy a safer environment, particularly our children. Today people have access to a world of information through the media, internet and newspapers. Often times, information...

Duration:00:35:35

Episode 8: Rachel Barkow - NYU Law Professor & Author of "Prisoners of Politics"

4/9/2019
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Rachel Barkow, the author of "Prisoner of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration," explains how dangerous it is to base criminal justice policy on the whims of the electorate, which puts judges, sheriffs, and politicians in office. Instead, she argues for an institutional shift toward data and expertise, following the model used to set food and workplace safety rules. America’s criminal justice policy reflects irrational fears stoked by politicians seeking to win election. A...

Duration:01:01:28

Episode 7: Jason's Story - From the Registry to Synagogue President to Advocate

4/2/2019
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Jason is on the registry in Connecticut for an offense he committed in 2008. He has spent the decade since his arrest working to make his criminal record a footnote, rather than the story that defines him. In addition to his employment full-time in an unrelated field, Jason devotes his free-time to giving back to the community in several ways. One of his volunteer activities included becoming President of his synagogue. In 2019, he joined registry advocacy efforts. He created the website...

Duration:00:59:37

Episode 6: Lenore Skenazy, founder of the "Free Range Kids" movement

3/26/2019
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Lenore Skenazy was once dubbed, "America's Worst Mom" for letting her son ride the New York subway alone. In response, Skenazy founded the book and blog "Free-Range Kids," with the aim of "fighting the belief that our children are in constant danger from creeps, kidnapping, germs, grades, flashers, frustration, failure, baby snatchers, bugs, bullies, men, sleepovers and/or the perils of a non-organic grape."

Duration:00:50:04

Episode 5. Interview w/ Nick Dubin, Psy.D. on Autism, the Registry, & Advocacy

3/19/2019
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Nicolas (Nick) Dubin was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2004. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Oakland University, a Master’s Degree in Learning Disabilities from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a Specialist Degree in Psychology and Psy.D. from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. He has authored many books on autism spectrum disorders including ‘Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety’, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. He served on the boards of...

Duration:00:50:22

Reintegration, Rehabilitation, and Lessons Learned - Harvard to the Big House

3/17/2019
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An interview with Daniel, recently released from incarceration and now a registrant. He tells us about his preparation for release, his efforts to find and keep a job upon release, and the lessons that he has taken away from his experience thus far. Hosted by Michael McKay.

Duration:00:18:40

Episode 4. Will Mingus, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of Lifetimes Magazine

3/12/2019
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Join us for an interview with Will Mingus, Ph.D. He is the Editor in Chief of LifeTimes Magazine, America's only quarterly print magazine for people facing the adversity of being on a registry. LifeTimes often publishes profiles of people on registries who are happy, hopeful, and succeeding in life despite the many challenges of being a registered citizen. It also covers a myriad of topics of interest not only to registrants, but to anyone wishing to develop and maintain a positive outlook...

Duration:00:49:06

Round Table: Georgia Supreme Court Strikes Down Lifetime GPS Monitoring for SOs

3/6/2019
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Round-table discussion featuring the Registry Report Radio hosts on Georgia's Supreme Court decision on lifetime GPS monitoring for SOs. Hosts: Michael McKay, Dwayne Daughtry, and Elizabeth Christensen The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday struck down a law requiring dangerous sexual predators who have completed their sentences to wear electronic monitors for the rest of their lives. The requirement is “patently unreasonable” and violates the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable...

Duration:00:54:54

Episode 3. Dr. Alissa R. Ackerman, Sex Crimes Expert and Social Justice Advocate

3/5/2019
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Join us for an interview with Dr. Alissa Ackerman, as we discuss her perspectives on criminal justice reform, the sex offender registry, and her work as an advocate for restorative justice. "The conversation around ending sexual victimization has become polarized. With people on one side calling for war against a culture that allows gender based violence to occur and individuals on the other side suggesting that survivors and feminists have taken it too far, the discourse appears to be black...

Duration:00:47:15

Labeling a Registrant in Death - What's the Point?

3/1/2019
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Musings by Michael McKay on the news media's addiction to labeling registrants, even in death.

Duration:00:03:16

Thoughts on Ron Book, Hatred, and Humanity

2/27/2019
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Three minutes of musing by Michael McKay

Duration:00:04:02

Episode 2. Interview with Mary Sue Molnar, Texas Voices for Reason and Justice

2/26/2019
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In this episode, we welcome Mary Sue Molnar of Texas Voices for Reason and Justice. Mary Sue Molnar is the founder and executive director of Texas Voices for Reason and Justice and she is also the mother of a registered citizen. She lives in San Antonio, but connects with registered members and their families across Texas. Mary Sue has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL) and the National Center for Reason and Justice (NCRJ)....

Duration:00:50:45

Episode 1. Encouraging Developments in Michigan and Alabama

2/19/2019
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Meet the Registry Report Radio Team as we discuss the latest developments in Michigan and Alabama. In a completely unprecedented move, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed amicus briefs in the Michigan Supreme Court today in Michigan v Snyder (Case number 153696) and People v Betts (Case number 148981), arguing that Michigan’s sex offender registration and notification requirements are punishment because they are so burdensome and fail to distinguish between dangerous offenders and...

Duration:00:53:16

Meet the Team: An Interview with Elizabeth Christensen

2/18/2019
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Meet the Registry Report Radio broadcast team! Bonus Interview with Elizabeth Christensen, the CEO at RegistryReform.org, an advocate for children, civil rights, and registry reform, a paralegal, psychology major, and the parent of a wrongfully-convicted person on the registry.

Duration:00:20:06

The Consent Conundrum - How it can be a lot more complicated than you thought!

2/14/2019
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Consent isn't always as simple as one might think. In this episode (from the old Registry Report podcast, and originally broadcast on July 23, 2019) I discuss how confusion on this subject can send people to prison and put them on the sex offender registry.

Duration:00:17:25