|ACTION ALERTS-- Surveys to take while on COVID-19
SURVEY FOR VETERANS WITH SEX OFFENSE CONVICTIONS: This is an important survey conducted by trusted allies of this movement. Should you
have any further questions or comments, or if you are willing to take this important survey, then feel free to contact Emily Horowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or
718-489-5446, or Shawn Rolfe at email@example.com. You may also direct any questions about the confidentiality of this study to Dr. Laura Egan,
Chair, St. Francis College Institutional Review Board, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Impact of the SO Registry Study: conducted by researchers at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, Ceres Policy Research, UCLA School of Law,
and the University of Miami School of Law. The goals of this study are: 1. Describe demographics including racial and ethnic groups, gender, socioeconomic
status, and LGBTQ+ people on registries. 2. Describe the pathways leading people to registration. 3. Describe the collateral consequences of registration and
notification. If you are on the registry, age 18+, and live in the US, you are eligible to participate in this study. CLICK HERE to participate in the study.
Plea Bargain Impact on Registered Persons: This study looks at the long term and short-term impacts of plea deals for sexual offenses. Plea deals can be
coercive in nature, innocent individuals sometimes plead guilty, and people who accept plea deals are not always aware of the negative consequences for their
life. This study seeks to understand the factors that make a person more or less inclined to accept plea deals. This study also examines the negative
consequences faced by someone convicted of a sexual offense after being placed on the registry. The study includes a 5 minute survey AND a 45 to 90 minute
interview. If you are interested in participating in an interview, please call Dr. Lisa Anne Zilney at 732-221-2241 (EST) or email at email@example.com
OnceFallen is also conducting a short survey about Registrants and US Census Participation. CLICK HERE to take my survey.
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. Donations, however, are always needed to keep this important service going.
Once Fallen operating expenses include website fees, costs related to prisoner outreach (stamps, paper, etc.), connectivity through phone and online
(answering emails, letters, and calls from Registered Persons, loved ones, the media, college students seeking research, and legal professionals), and on the
occasional public awareness event. Your donations help OnceFallen continue to offer this website, the prisoner outreach and the other awareness campaigns
available. OnceFallen is run by one person so maintaining a site this large is a monumental effort.
DONATING TO ONCEFALLEN.COM
ONCE FALLEN MISSION STATEMENT, DISCLAIMERS, AND CONTENT USE POLICIES
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
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 Fallen.com). 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 engages in a variety of projects:
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 that is 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. Any advice I give you should be treated as
one man's opinion and I always encourage people to seek multiple opinions on legal questions, preferably from attorneys who specialize in sex offense laws.
HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS SITE (PLEASE READ THIS SECTION BEFORE CONTACTING ME)
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:
On your left 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
FOR MORE R.S.O. INFORMATION, ACTIVISM, AND SUPPORT
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 www.sosen.org 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 ccresourcecenter.org 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 to the current sessions. 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.
REGISTERING WITH DIGNITY: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR REENTRY AND LIFE ON THE REGISTRY: December 2017 guide from the Sex Law
and Policy Center. Download the PDF by CLICKING HERE.
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website may be used in any way without expressed written consent of the site owner outside of what is
allowable by the Fair Use Doctrine. CLICK HERE to understand what constitutes Fair Use.
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|Shiitake Awards Playlist
Latest Awards Show
2017 SHIITAKE 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
SHIITAKE AWARDS page.
To keep up with Shiitake-worthy candidates
throughout the year, visit the
For the BEST stories of the year, visit the
new DUVAL AWARDS blog
|Anti-Registry Movement (ARM)
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.
|RESEARCH PAPERS ON
SEX OFFENSE LAWS
|Miami Dade Homeless Camp
Christmas at the Camp 2016
(OnceFallen & the FL chapter of WAR
teamed up to deliver $1000 worth of
supplies to homeless registrants)
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.
|5 Star Recommended Reading
(See our Recommended Media page for more suggested books and videos)
"Protecting Our Kids: How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us" by Emily
This 2016 book covers the personal stories of numerous registrants who have
experienced negative consequences, and why harsh laws backfire.
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 Facebook.
|"ONCE FALLEN IN THE MEDIA"
"Crime and Justice with Ashleigh Banfield"
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:
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.
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.
|SEX OFFENSE MYTHS
|A MESSAGE FROM ONCEFALLEN.COM REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
The Coronavirus scare has disrupted many aspects of everyday live, but in many locations registry offices are still open or registration duties are
only being slightly altered. I have created a database on my supplemental OnceFallen Google Blog covering press releases and media articles
regarding registration during the various government lockdowns across the US.
IF YOU MUST REGISTER DURING THIS CRISIS, CALL THE REGISTRY OFFICE BEFORE YOU CHECK IN!!!
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE DATABASE
|NOTICE: Registered Citizens are NOT excluded from the 2020 COVID-19 Crisis
"Stimulus Checks". Get info on the checks at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus