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FACTS, NOT FEAR

Over 200,000 individuals are on sex offender registries for offenses committed while they were children. There's no demonstrated, empirical relationship between youth sex crimes and adult sex crimes.

If one was adjudicated as a juvenile or has been pardoned by the governor, he/she may vote.

Prior to 1994, there was no federal law governing sex offender registration and notification in the United States. Here is a review of the many laws from the Jacob Wetterling Act through SORNA and beyond.

Here are Fast Facts about laws requiring sex offender registration and residence restrictions.

 Irrational extremes and scant empirical data have led to increased conviction rates and lifetime punishments.

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UNTOUCHABLE

A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE POWER AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE TOUGHEST SEX OFFENSE LAWS IN THE COUNTRY

When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 800,000 people forced to live under the kinds of laws he has championed. The film interweaves intimate portraits of men and women who have been branded sex offenders with the heartbreaking stories of those who have suffered sexual abuse. It is a film that pushes viewers toward an uncomfortable place, requiring them to walk in the shoes of those who have survived sexual abuse, but to still bear witness to the experiences of those we revile.

  • Winner of the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award at the Tribeca Film Festival

  • Winner of the jury prize at the the Berkshire International Film Festival

  • Winner of the SIMA Impact Award for Transparency