Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejects SORNA challenge

By Larry of LibJusCo. . . In these consolidated appeals, Commonwealth v. Lacombe and Commonwealth v. Witmayer, the Commonwealth (state) challenged orders of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas relieving appellees Claude Lacombe and Michael Witmayer of their duties to comply with Subchapter I of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. To achieve its dual goals of ensuring public safety…

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MASSIVE COVID-19 OUTBREAK AT A SOUTHERN NM PRISON HITS JUST ONE TYPE OF INMATES — SEX OFFENDERS. THAT’S BY DESIGN.

By Jeff Proctor, New Mexico In Depth As the coronavirus established a foothold in southern New Mexico’s Otero County Prison Facility in mid-May, state officials quietly moved 39 inmates out of the massive complex near the Texas border to another prison near Santa Fe. The inmates shared something in common: None was a sex offender. In the days before the…

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LibJusCo suing New Mexico sheriffs and DPS

By Jackie Kent . . . ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – More than a half dozen sex offenders who committed their crimes in other states say they’re being treated unfairly in New Mexico. “When someone moves to New Mexico, they’re kind of automatically by default required to register,” Liberty and Justice Coalition Attorney Barett G. Porter said. Porter said many convicted…

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LibJusCo Hires Staff Attorney

Liberty & Justice Coalition (LJC), has hired Ashley Cloud as its staff attorney. In that role, Ms. Cloud will be coordinating litigation related to criminal justice for the LJC. Ms. Cloud has enumerated the following list of litigation priorities supported by LJC’s board of directors, with problems related to parole being near the top. Litigation against the Parole Board for failure…

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