Once Fallen's Informational CorrLinks Newsletter (The ICoN)

About the ICoN

The Informational CorrLinks Newsletter (aka ICoN) is a FREE, text-only newsletter that can be sent to inmates who have access
to CorrLinks, an email system currently used in federal prisons as well as some state prisons in Iowa, Oklahoma, and Minnesota.
Corrlinks does not allow people to send PDF files or pictures, and has a 13,000 CHARACTER (not word, but letter, number,
punctuation and space count), making traditional newsletters difficult to send via emails. This is why Once Fallen has worked, in
cooperation with inmates who have access to CorrLinks, to create a newsletter with CorrLinks users specifically in mind.

Inside the ICoN

The ICoN's mission is to keep incarcerated "sex offenders" informed of important news and other information related to treatment
and about the laws the may face upon reentry into society. These are the kinds of articles you'll find in the newsletter:

  • Inmate Sound-off: Inmate-submitted letters and thoughts
  • Legal Round-up: Brief summaries of important legal decisions impacting sex offenders
  • Q&A: Inmate questions answered
  • Activist Central: News from sex offender legal reform activism
  • Treatment News: News related to treatment
  • Treatment & Activist Contacts: Contact info for treatment and activism organizations

In addition, Once Fallen will answer inmate inquiries and offer some information whenever possible. Once Fallen DOES NOT
provide attorney services for appeals or people search functions, but will try to assist inmates in obtaining useful info as much as


CorrLinks users can email me directly at iamthefallen1@yahoo.com in order to automatically receive new ICoNs once they are
released. They can also request back issues at any time.

Those without CorrLinks access who wants a copy of the newsletter (for those who want to send it to an incarcerated loved one
themselves) can email me at
iamthefallen1@yahoo.com for a copy or click on the link below to obtain the file in .docx (Microsoft
Word) format.

Please note that the ICoN is a text-only newsletter which is optimized for easy cut-and-paste, and will always be less than 13,000
characters in length (that is roughly three to four pages). Thus, those who have loved ones with access to other email services can
easily cut-and-paste this info may be able to receive the ICoN as well.


The ICoN is intellectual property of Once Fallen (Derek W. Logue) and the use of the newsletter is intended for personal, non-
commercial use. Thus, intended to be freely disseminated to anone who wants a copy.

Once Fallen DOES NOT CHARGE for the ICoN, so let us know if any organization or person is charging for this newsletter (outside
cost of paper and postage).

However, Once Fallen WILL request compensation for any requests for information by mail, as it costs money for paper and
postage. Generall
y, I merely ask inmates with requests send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and expect to wait 4-6 weeks for
any special requests by mail. See my
CONTACT ME page for my contact info.


All issues of the ICoN will be posted here. Feel free to download them and share them. The only requirement is the ability to
download them in .docx (Microsoft Word). If that is an issue, email me and I'll try to send it to you in a different format. Here, I
post them from newest to oldest

  • "INTRO TO THE ICoN" -- Vol. 0 (Provides introduction not just to the newsletter, but the services I offer to
    incarcerated persons) -- CLICK HERE

  • NEW!!! After getting requests for this, I'm creating "consolidated" volumes containing the news stories from
    multiple newsletters at once (I request 2 stamps per copy of each consolidated volume I'm asked to print):
  • Vol 5:
  • Vol. 4: Second Half 2017 (Covers ICoN #21 to #26) -- COMING SOON
  • Vol. 3: First Half 2017 (Covers ICoN #15 to #20) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 2: 2016 (Covers #5 to #14) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 1: 2015 (Covers #1 to #4) -- CLICK HERE
  • 2017
  • #25, 11/17 (TBA) COMING SOON
  • #24, 10/17 (Hurricanes Pt. 2, American Samoa Laws) -- CLICK HERE
  • #23, 9/17 (US Mariana Islands, Hurricanes) -- CLICK HERE
  • #22, 8/17 (Guam; "We’re All Criminals Together") -- CLICK HERE
  • #21, 7/17 (Puerto Rico, OSU player on Registry) -- CLICK HERE
  • #20, 6/17: (Registry Fees) -- CLICK HERE
  • #19, 5/17: (AWA and Visa Issues) -- CLICK HERE
  • #18, 4/17 (Registry Scams) -- CLICK HERE
  • #17, 3/17 (LOVING AN SO) -- CLICK HERE
  • #16, 2/17 (NC Lawsuits) -- CLICK HERE
  • #15, 1/17 (Right to vote) -- CLICK HERE

  • 2016
  • Vol. 14, Dec. 2016 (Living your "best life")-- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 13, Nov. 2016 (Real ID, Halloween and Hurricane issues)-- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 12, Oct. 2016 (Pokemon Go, Brock Turner case)-- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 11, Sept. 2016 (International Travel)-- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 10, August 2016 (Report on the Oakland Protest) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 9, July 2016 (Oakland Protest Announcement, ICoN Reader's Survey)-- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 8, June 2016 (Study: 1% of Blacks on Registry)-- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 7, May 2016 (Bipolar Kansas Supreme Court cases) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 6, March/ April 2016 (Employment Survey Summary) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 5 Jan/ Feb 2016 (Civil Commitment Blowback)-- CLICK HERE

  • 2015
  • Vol. 1: May/ June 2015 (Food stamps, Rally news) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 2: July/ Aug. 2015 (Civil Commitment, Smith v Doe challenge) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 3: Sept./ Oct. 2015 (FAMM campaign, Smith v Doe's "Frightening & High" claim) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 4 Nov./ Dec. 2015 (Getting your ID card, Registry "Like a cancer") -- CLICK HERE
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