Month: August 2016

Sixth Circuit panel concludes Michigan sex offender registration amendments “imposes punishment” and thus are ex post unconstitutional for retroactive application

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2016/08/sixth-circuit-panel-concludes-michigan-sex-offender-registration-amendments-are-punitive-and-thus-ar.html August 25, 2016 In a significant panel ruling today, the Sixth Circuit has concluded in Does v. Snyder, No. 15-1536 (6th Cir. Aug. 25, 2016) (available here) that Michigan’s amendments to its Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) “imposes punishment” and…

SCOV Law Blog: Probation conditions that fit

Editor’s note: This piece from the SCOV Law Blog is by Andrew Delaney.  State v. Cornell, 2016 VT 47 Creative Commons photo by walknboston via Flickr Probation conditions have to be reasonably related to the conviction. It wasn’t always like…

Connecticut Is Rethinking Its Policies Toward Jobs and Housing for Sex Offenders | WNPR News

http://wnpr.org/post/connecticut-rethinking-its-policies-toward-jobs-and-housing-sex-offenders#stream/0 Before she started work at New Haven’s Columbus House as senior manager of housing services, Cathleen Meaden’s job was housing people whose crimes were seemingly unforgivable. Her charges were people on the state’s sex offender registry, and when she’d…