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Call to Action — AEDPA, Judicial Reform

 

AEDPA was intended as an “important step forward in the Federal Government’s continuing efforts to combat terrorism.”  it was never intended to undercut and eviscerate meaningful Federal habeas corpus review.  Indeed, when President Clinton signed AEDPA into law, he assured the American people that he was “confident that Federal courts will interpret these provisions to preserve independent review of Federal legal claims and the bedrock Constitutional principle of an independent judiciary.”

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Judge says Pennsylvania SORNA Overbroad & Unconstitutional

8/23/22] NEW FREEDOM, Pa. – Today, Chester County Court Judge Allison Bell Royer ruled that Pennsylvania’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act is unconstitutional in Commonwealth v. George Torsilieri.

“PARSOL and our affiliates across the country have long advocated against sex offender registries due to their punitive nature and ineffectiveness.

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Important Registry Survey

As part of our advocacy work, AZRSOL is gathering information regarding the difficulties of living on Arizona’s sex offense registry, especially with the new requirements. If you, or a loved one is currently on the registry in Arizona, please complete this survey as soon as possible. Doing so will help us focus our advocacy efforts on the areas of greatest need.

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Fearless Support

Many registrants face unemployment, homelessness, instability and personal danger. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1043986204271704?journalCode=ccja  Together we can be the change. Contact us to find out how you can help.

Life on the registry can be hard. Don’t despair, Fearless Support Groups in Arizona are open to people on the registry and their loved ones: contact us at Fearless@AZRSOL.org for more information.

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Defense attorneys can challenge state law prohibiting them from contacting crime victims

PHOENIX — Criminal defense attorneys in Arizona are now free to challenge a state law that prohibits them from directly contacting crime victims and their families.

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to overturn an appellate court ruling saying that the lawyers have a right to sue.

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Congratulations to Rusty Bowers

While we don’t always agree with him, AZRSOL is grateful to have the opportunity to work with someone as courageous and honorable as @speakerbowers.
Congratulations on receiving such a prestigious award.

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Do Something for Our Men

Join us in Washington D.C.

September 9th,

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Arizona Department of Correction’s bloated budget for FY2023

From Just Communities Arizona

Now that a skinny budget has dropped in the House and budget negotiations have started, the Budget Subcommittee wants to share with you a toolkit to aid in raising awareness on the ADC’s bloated budget for FY2023. 
 

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AZRSOL has joined NARSOL in Opposition to U.S. Senate SB3951, the PROTECT Act of 2022

AZRSOL has joined NARSOL in Opposition to U.S. Senate SB3951, the PROTECT Act of 2022.

You may read NARSOL’s opposition post here and the associated opposition letter here. AZRSOL has emailed our supporters asking them to voice opposition to U.S.

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The Devastating Disease of Fear

The following is an email we received from an incarcerated person.

Fear kills. It claimed another victim just a few days ago. In it’s wake, a husband and two young children, devoted and loving parents, and scores of friends and family were left asking why. Why would a healthy,

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