Third Appearance on Crossroads Radio WPFW 89.3FM

Pre-crime preventative detention was the focus of a second hour-long conversation on the Crossroads Radio show hosted by Roach Brown and Nkechi Taifa  on WPFW 89.3FM, known as “Washington’s station for jazz and justice”   Click Play to listen to Kirsten Darby and Bernida Thompson talk about how their families have been directly impacted by these Kafkaesque systems and their work with Just Future Project.  Throughout the radio appearance, Kirsten and Bernida work together to describe the abusive and unconstitutional application of these sex offender laws — especially highlighting the case of Galen Baughman in Virginia, which was the focus of a…

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A Backdoor Around Double Jeopardy

  The original sin of so-called “sex offender civil commitment” laws is that they were never meant to be “nonpunitive”. Legal scholars, civil libertarians, and human rights defenders, have challenged the prison-length nature of these carceral institutions. Many of these opponents to systems of pre-crime preventative detention focused on how these laws have been applied in practice to impose de facto life sentences on those who have already repaid their debt to society.  The following quote comes from a state report published two years before the first so-called sex offender “civil commitment” law was passed in the United States and…

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Virginia Deaths in Custody

Source: Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services Discharge Report From 01/01/2003-03/02/2020. These numbers seem suspiciously low compared to other death-in-custody data we have reviewed. Specifically in Kansas, 260 individuals are indefinitely detained and the facility has 45 deaths to date, whereas in Virginia we have 460 people currently committed and 15 deaths. Because Virginia has much broader use of conditional release, we suspect they are artificially decreasing their death statistics. While the discharge report generated by DBHDS said that it was “death in hospital,” Virginia Center for Behavioral Health (VCBR) is in fact not a…

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Tablets of Stone: JPay & GTL Tablets May Be Free, But Using Them Is a Cost- Prohibitive Rip-off.

The below came from The Legal Pad, Volume 4, Issue 5 (May, 2020), published by Cyrus Gladden from the gulag in Moose Lake, Minnesota.  Editor’s Note: Now let’s shift topics a little to talk about the various ways in which so-called ‘free tablets’ to prisoners and to SOCC confinees are not a substitute for internet access. In case you missed earlier TLP coverage of the advent of these tablets, they do not include any means of access to the internet.  Even when you retrieve emails sent to you and send emails out (where this is even allowed at all via such tablets),…

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PUNISHMENT WITHOUT CRIME (long unedited version)

By Philip Fornaci and Roger Lancaster In a few weeks, the Circuit Court in liberal Arlington County, Virginia will be the scene of an aggressive morality play, with prosecutors seeking lifelong incarceration for a young gay man who has already paid an extraordinary price for youthful, nonviolent sexual indiscretions. With the support of a compliant judiciary, the Commonwealth of Virginia has repeatedly set aside legal, scientific, and commonsensical norms to target him for lifetime punishment as a violent sexual predator. Virginia, like 19 other states and the federal government, has a Sexually Violent Predators Act (SVPA). Under these laws, people…

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Articles from OCEAN Newsletters, Aug. 1, 2019 to Feb. 10, 2020

OVERCOMING CORRUPTION ENCOURAGING ALL NATIONS (OCEAN) The following content was created by using OCR software to read printed documents.  It is in the process of being edited to correct scan errors.  Expect to see this content in the future as posts with one article per post. The following articles were written by two civilly committed men at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) in gulag:Moose Lake Minnesota. These articles were reformatted to be scanned and put onto internet sites like https://ajustfuture.org. Contact OCEAN at: OCEAN 1360 University Ave. W. Box #145 St. Paul, MN 55104 You can leave a voice…

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Gay Rights: How Far Have We Really Come?

By: Garret Christino The issue of mistreatment of homosexuals has been around for almost as long as civilization itself. For ages, members of the LGBTQ have been treated as if they are not people at all. For a very long time, being a homosexual was a crime. Once this was lifted, it was no longer a crime, but a mental illness. Once it was no longer considered a “disorder” to be gay, the LGBTQ community faced discrimation across the board and were still not able to become legally married. Since the Stonewall Protests nearly 50 years ago, the gay community…

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Percy Foundation Survey Report on Imprisoned and Committed Sex Offenders

Note from JustFuture: The original title of the paper was “The psycho/social/spiritual impact of being held in a ‘treatment center’ for sex offenders: reflections on the outcome of a brief questionnaire administered to a group of civilly committed men.” We would love to receive a full copy of the essay.  Please contact us if you know how to find it. The below quote came from “The Legal Pad” Volume 2, Issue 11, (November 15, 2018) published by Cyrus P. Gladden, II from the gulag in Mooselake, Minnesota. Gladden used the above title to describe the paper and attributed the paper…

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The Dobbs Wire: Law students!

Sent: Mon, Oct 15, 2018 4:11 pm Subject: The Dobbs Wire: Law students! The Dobbs Wire:  Sexual wrongdoing requires accountability – due process and, if needed, fair punishment.  Nearly all politicians believe ordinary measures are not enough and for sex cases they’ve enacted extra punishments, a massive pile of state and federal laws and red tape with only dubious benefit to public safety.  The “sex offense legal regime” is draconian, convoluted, complicated and destructive:  Official blacklists (sex offense registries, special scarlet letter passports and drivers licenses), gulags (sex offense civil commitment), banishment (residency and presence restrictions), electronic monitoring, surgical and…

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