Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Counselors: Registry unfairly stigmatizes many

Two Grand Island counselors, who work with sex offenders, say the sex offender registry unfairly stigmatizes many people who pose little risk to society. The comments by Carole and Jerome Denton are reported in the Grand Island Independent.
Many people listed on the Sex Offender Registry have trouble getting jobs or living accommodations, even though the offenses they committed were comparatively minor or they have truly been rehabilitated, the Dentons said. Being on the Registry destroys their lives and their families, Carole Denton said.  They agree that dangerous predators need to be on the Sex Offender Registry. But they say most people who have been arrested and rehabilitated will not reoffend. “One size does not fit all,” she said.
Read the full article, by reporter Jeff Bahr, here

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