Many young, first-time sex offenders are not pedophiles or predators.
Yet they are restricted in nearly every aspect of their lives.
Federal District Court for Tennessee has ruled many of these restrictions to be unconstitutional. They are punishments added AFTER sentencing, or ex post facto.
We ask that offenders be subject to the sentence in force at the time the offense was committed.
We do not diminish in any way the seriousness of the offense nor the suffering of the victim.
The punishment must fit the crime, but it must also fit the Constitution.
Unintended innocent victims: the spouses and children of one who offended as a teen.
Only a few of the current restrictions:
Wiser use of Tennessee tax dollars:
Justice funds for some sex offenders can be better used to address the more oft-repeated crimes by