There are a number of news articles reporting registered persons are being called by
    people claiming to be registration officers with warrants for their arrests but can be
    cleared up by wiring money. This is a scam. Cops won't call you if you have a warrant,
    and registry fees are paid at registration offices, not online. Call the police if you
    experience one of these scams.

    LAUREN BOOK RESTRAINING ORDER! See the appeals decision HERE thanks to FAC.


    Founded in December 2007, Once Fallen has been a leading reference & resource site for Registered Citizens (i.e., those convicted of registrable sex
    offenses) and provide useful information to those seeking to reform or abolish the myriad of excessive sex offender laws, from the public registry to
    residency restrictions and beyond. Once Fallen answers hundreds of phone calls and letters, visits with legislators, assists registrants in connecting to
    available resources and support networks, and provides analysis research on sex offender laws FREE of charge.

    This FREE and INDEPENDENT resource site is NOT funded by ANY other organizations or grants, NOR DO I EVER, NOR WILL I EVER,
    CHARGE FOR MY SERVICES OR ASSISTANCE, so donations are ALWAYS needed and welcomed. In addition to this site, I also engage in
    demonstrations and other projects to assist registrants in need. None of this is possible without your support. I don't like to fundraise but inmate letters,
    website fees, travel expenses, equipment, and supplies aren't free. Even this website costs money for upkeep.  Thus, your donations are greatly needed
    and 100% of proceeds fund OnceFallen's various projects related to promoting the abolishment of these humiliating and unconstitutional laws. (I do not
    pay myself a salary or buy anything personal with donation funds; see the 2018 OnceFallen annual report for services by CLICKING HERE.) At this
    time, I can only accept Paypal donations to (or clicking the "Make a Donation" Button above). You can also support this
    website by buying ordering something off the OnceFallen AMAZON.COM WISHLIST.


    On the left hand side of this main page are links to various information pages on my website The first section are fact guides, the second section are
    editorials and assorted current event articles, and the final section are of site information pages. There is also a search function at the top of this page to
    assist with finding specific topics. (For example, if you wanted to see all pages on John Walsh, you can type "John Walsh" in the search box and hit
    "Search" to see all pages where John Walsh has been mentioned.) There is also an FAQ PAGE for the most common questions you may have.

    The categories are as follows:

  • GUIDES FOR EVERYDAY NEEDS: Fact guides to help registrants with common needs, such as housing or dealing with harassment, as well as
    fact guides for registrant activists
  • RESEARCH PAPERS ON SEX OFFENSE LAWS: Fact guides on various sex offender laws from registration to the Adam Walsh Act and other
    legal issues
  • SEX OFFENSE MYTHS RESEARCH PAPERS: Covering numerous myths about people convicted of sexual offenses
  • ONCE FALLEN'S SURVEYS: Research Survey Reports specifically conducted by
  • SEX OFFENDER HISTORY SERIES: A series of articles covering history of sex offender laws and commentaries on the growing sex offender
    legal reform movement.
  • CURRENT EVENTS AND COMMENTARIES: A few personal editorials on various sex offender topics, including the ever-popular "You Might
    Be a Sex Offender If" page.
  • ONCE FALLEN SITE LINKS: My contact page, bio, book sales, and lists for recommended reading, as well as my links page to other sex
    offender reform sites.  

    On your right is a list of fact guides on a variety of sex offender laws and topics. Every fact guide has been researched thoroughly and every effort has
    been made to provide up-to-date and accurate information. Once Fallen is dedicated to providing the best available information. If you find any
    grammatical or spelling errors, research errors, or have suggestions, email me at If you are looking to become an activist, I
    suggest reading my GET ACTIVE page. If you are looking for information not covered by my fact guides, looking to join other activist sites, or to see if
    there are state-specific resources for your area, visit my OTHER RSO SITE LINKS page.


    MISSION: The purpose of Once is providing an honest education on the truth about sex offender laws and issues, and offering some support services
    and guidance to those seeking to reform America's sex offense laws. Once Fallen is not a legal referral service, nor can we provide legal advice on sex
    crime defense or appealing convictions, and any advice given is a solitary opinion based upon the personal experiences and conclusions made by the
    owner of this site.

    The ARM/ Once Fallen DISCLAIMER: The Anti-Registry Movement does not promote sexual abuse of any kind, nor we do not work to
    lower/ abolish age of consent laws; we DO NOT affiliate, support, or align ourselves active members of such groups like NAMBLA or
    "Boychat/ Girlchat" sites; we do, however, support positive treatment and support for those who offended so that they may live productive
    and offense free lives. We support evidence-based (PROVEN) methods of prevention, education and treatment. We  believe the public
    registry, residency restrictions, community notification, registry fees, GPS monitoring, and other post-release sanctions are NOT evidence-
    based and are ineffective as methods to achieving an offense-free society. Thus, we will publicly oppose these oppressive sanctions until these
    sanctions are fully abolished.  [CLICK HERE for a further explanation on what it mean to be an anti-registry activist.]

    We do not believe every person claiming to be a registry reform activist is indeed worthy of our support. Once Fallen condemns the following
    for making numerous FALSE ALLEGATIONS against our site -- Michael McKay from Registry Report and Lifetimes Magazine, Dwayne
    Daughtry from NCRSOL.ORG, TNF_13 (a self-professed pedophile activist), Lori Hamilton of Oklahoma Voices, and former activist Mary
    Davye Devoy. OnceFallen stands by every statement made on this site and does not support, endorse or tolerate individuals or groups that
    spread misinformation, lies and false claims regarding fellow activists.

    Mentions are not endorsements: Mentions of other organizations here do not imply any kind of cooperation or agreement between us and are listed
    for informative purposes only. See my CONTACT ME page for detailed info about this site and to contact the webmaster.

    OnceFallen Info is FREE to use for NON-COMMERCIAL and FAIR USE ONLY: The information provided at this site is free to the public for
    informational and educational (non-commercial) purposes. If you intend to use anything from this website for non-commercial purposes, such as
    copying a page to hand to a legislator or an inmate, or for school research projects, then this falls under "fair use" and you don't need my permission.
    Commercial ventures, such as for-profit businesses or competing websites, must obtain my permission to use any info provided here. Generally I only
    ask you link to my website and credit me for my work (Derek W. Logue of Once Any opinions expressed here are my own. Links to other
    websites do not imply any degree of mutual endorsement or support between ONCE FALLEN and any other website and are merely here for educational
    and informative purposes.
    SERVICES PROVIDED: OnceFallen provides the information listed on this website as well as available for media inquiries, college research projects,
    public speaking events and other services directly related to registered citizens. I also take questions about the laws and available resources from
    registered ciizens, their loved ones, or anyone interested in this topic. I am also providing a prison outreach program, mostly through the Corrlinks
    Informational Newsletter (ICoN).

    SERVICES NOT PROVIDED: OnceFallen is NOT a licensed attorney, and the information provided is not considered legal advice, nor do we offer any
    kind of attorney services, appeals/ sentencing policy information, or any service unrelated to understanding sex offender laws. This is primarily a
    reference site for activists fighting the public registries as a whole rather than on helping individuals fight sex crime charges.  


    For media inquiries or to contact me, visit my CONTACT ME page. To join the fight, visit my GET ACTIVE page. See also my RSO SITES/ LINKS
    PAGE for other support and advocacy sites & related resources. I always strongly suggest anyone looking for a private online support group for
    registered persons and their loved ones to sign up for the forums at as they have a great forum for sharing information and offering
    support to fellow registrants.

    EXTERNAL Registrant Resources (Important resources offered by other sites):

    Relief for the Registry Chart released by the Collateral Consequences Resource Center: The website has released a
    spreadsheet of laws that provide relief from the public sex offender registry. You can download the info by CLICKING HERE.

    50 state registry/ residency restriction guide: You can download a spreadsheet on registration and residency laws for all 50 states or get the complete
    state statutes in PDF form at the rival ACSOL Website by CLICKING HERE.

    NCSL Database of Passed Laws: The National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) has a database of all sex offender legal enhancements (i.e., laws
    passed that increase sex offenders laws) from 2008-2014. CLICK HERE to visit the database.

    RTAG Travel Matrix: The Registrant Travel Action Group (RTAG) has created a "Travel Matrix" in an attempt to aid registrants planning international
    travel. The link to this service can be found by CLICKING HERE.

    Law and Policy Center. Download the PDF by CLICKING HERE.
The Contents of this website are copyright (c) 2007-2019 Derek W. Logue. All rights reserved. No part of this
website may be used in any way without expressed written consent of the site owner. Once Fallen, "Through
Wisdom and Knowledge We Shall Rise From The Ashes,"  Sex Offenders Pursuing Healing In Adversity
(SOPHIA), SO Clear Media, and ReFORM Radio are all assumed trademarks (TM) of Derek W. Logue.
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ONCE FALLEN VIDEO PLAYLISTS [Subscribe to the YouTube Channel for more videos!]
Shiitake Awards Playlist

Latest Awards Show

The Shiitake Awards is a Once Fallen
Production, spotlighting those politicians,
people and laws that exploit sex offenders
for personal gain. To learn more about the
annual Shiitake Awards, visit my

To keep up with Shiitake-worthy candidates
throughout the year, visit the
Shiitake-Worthy Blog.

For the BEST stories of the year, visit the
Anti-Registry Movement (ARM)
Protest Playlist

Latest Video: ARM Art Show Protest at the
University of Southern Maine, Sept. 2018

Playlist Description: This Playlist covers the
various public awareness campaigns in
which ARM members had engaged in over
the years, as well as discussions about past
public awareness efforts, from the first
attempt to protest in 2007 in Miami to the
2007 Columbus Rally to the 2008 Coalinga
Rally to Tallahassee "Rally in Tally" 2015
to Long Island 2016 to Oakland in 2016.
Miami Dade Homeless Camp
Video Playlist

Last Video:

Christmas at the Camp 2016
(OnceFallen & the FL chapter of WAR
teamed up to deliver $1000 worth of
supplies to homeless registrants)

Playlist Description:

This playlist is primarily of videos of
anti-registry activists addressing the
unique homeless registrant crisis in
Miami, FL, along with a few news videos
from the Miami camp.
"Protecting Our Kids: How Sex
Offender Laws Are Failing Us" by
Emily Horowitz

This 2016 book covers the personal
stories of numerous registrants who
have experienced negative
consequences, and why harsh laws
5 Star Recommended Reading
(See our
Recommended Media page for more suggested books and videos)
"Evil On My Pew: The Hysteria
Around Sex Offenders in the
Church" by Larry Anderson

This 2018 book covers the subject of
addressing the needs of registered
citizens in Church and the hysteria
surrounding them.
Youtube Playlist

Latest Video:

"Crime and Justice with Ashleigh Banfield"
on HLN

January 11, 2018

Show Topic: Man released from Minnesota
Civil Commitment Center

Watch the rest of the playlist for more TV
interviews with Once Fallen.
SO Clear Talks Series:

Latest Video:

SO Clear Talks 8 -
The Two Party System Is Not Your Friend

Playlist Description: This playlist is of
various talks and response videos under the
SO Clear banner. SO Clear Media was
founded in 2007 by Tom Madison; these
discussions cover a variety of
thought-provoking topics related to the
registry topic as well as the anti-registry
ONCE FALLEN: Origin (2006)

In 2006, I bought a Mini DV (Standard Def)
camcorder to film a documentary. What I ended up
capturing was a journey that led me to being the
activist I am today. When I first started filming, I
lived in a run-down sleeping room. I just lost my
last job and started collecting SSI soon after. I was
also fighting in court to keep my residence. I lost
my case but found a new apartment. i stayed with
my mom for two months, leaving Cincy at the end of
September and returning just after Thanksgiving.

After some issues moving back, I settled into my
new apartment, only to learn that the city was
looking to increase residency restrictions. I took the
fight back to city hall and won the right to stay at
my new apartment. This victory inspired me to
write my book and, a year to the day after my first
speech at Cincinnati City Hall, the Once Fallen
website.  This is the archive footage from my first
attempt at a film.
Caught in the Web of the Criminal
Justice System by Lawrence Dubin &
Emily Horowitz

This 2017 book covers how those
who have been diagnosed with Autism
Spectrum disorders are especially
vulnerable to the Criminal Justice

The Sex Offender Next Door

by Mikki Skaggs


About this video

This is a video made by a grad student as part
of her degree program. This project is not
affiliated with OnceFallen/ SO Clear Media,
Arkansas Time After Time, or SOSEN, but
each group offered their assistance, and
features individuals from various activist
groups. Also contains clips used with
permission from previous OnceFallen/ SO Clear
videos from the Miami Homeless Camp.
The Warehouse: Fables from Vacationland
By R. Cobos

A comic book series starting in 2018
accurately portraying life behind bars. Can
be found through
Patreon, Amazon or