originally posted 2/16/2010
Currently sex offender laws damage the lives of children and families of nonviolent offenders. They take away basic civil liberties like safety, the ability to make a living, and the right to private lives. No one should be punished after they have completed their sentence or probation. Additionally, this law means that all groups of offenders are classified the same way and this is simply bad policy. Our family lives in fear everyday that someone will commit acts of violence against us because our address is listed publicly. The whole process has been horrific for our daughter, my husband, and myself.