Conditions of Supervised Release (Part Three)

Editor’s Note. This is the last part of a three-part series looking at the various conditions of supervised release. Earlier it was pointed out that changes to the guidelines had made some effect on the conditions of supervised release. These changes were reviewed and from what the editor/author can tell, they were simply clarifying changes or wording changes, but nothing new. Continue reading “Conditions of Supervised Release (Part Three)”

Reexamining Smith v. Doe (Part Four)

Editor’s Note: This is the final part of the series where we have reviewed the Supreme Court case of Smith v. Doe, in which is ruled the sex offender registry constitutional. Last Tuesday (Oct. 2), the Supreme Court heard another registry case in Gundy v. United States. We are in the process of reviewing the transcripts from the oral arguments and hope to have our analysis done by next week. Continue reading “Reexamining Smith v. Doe (Part Four)”

Reexamining Smith v Doe (Part I)

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a four part series written by K.S. in regards to reexamining the Supreme Court case Smith v Doe in which it ruled the sex offender registry constitutional. Beginning next month, the Supreme Court will hear a case called Gundy, in which it will look at the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) and determine if Congress improperly delegated the authority to the attorney general to make rules and regulations regarding SORNA’s implementation and execution. Also note, all views and opinions expressed in this article are of that of the author and not necessarily those of #BackSoSoon. Continue reading “Reexamining Smith v Doe (Part I)”

Preparing for Re-Entry

Note: Due to difficulties beyond our control, we are slightly behind on our posts and we apologize. We hope everything is fixed and back on schedule, but if you experience any difficulties, please be patient.

As most of us near the end of our sentence, we are all of a sudden bombarded with so many things we need. Obviously, the first thing we want to do when we get out is find a job so we can have some money. Well, there are a few problems with this. Without proper identification including a drivers license or state identification card, as well as a birth certificate and social security card, it is nearly impossible to accomplish this task. Continue reading “Preparing for Re-Entry”

Prison Education Programs

Every year, over 600,000 individuals are released from some form of incarceration. Whether it be prison or a local jail, that is a lot of people that are coming back onto the streets each and every year. One of the issues is the reason they keep returning is not necessarily because they are bad people, but rather because they have not developed the skills needed to function properly. This lack of skills is sometimes their own fault. Some just have an “I don`t care attitude,” while others were never taught anything. Continue reading “Prison Education Programs”