REGISTRY SURVIVAL GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE FROM ONCEFALLEN & AMAZON!
“Your Life on ‘The List’: 2020 Edition”, OnceFallen.com’s long-awaited registry survival guide, is NOW available for FREE as a PDF, you can download it by CLICKING HERE!
Print versions can be ordered from Amazon.com for $12.95 (CLICK HERE TO BUY PRINT COPY)
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 12,500 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.
NOTICE FOE WI/OR STATE CORRLINKS USERS: As of March 2021, I can only send ICoN newsletters to Federal prisoners due to costs to state inmates; WI charges $0.10 and OR charges $0.25 per email so I can’t send these states regularly. I can still answer emails but I won’t be sending out regular newsletters to these states until further notice.
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/ lawyer referrals/ legal aid/ sentencing issues or people finder/ penpal/ mail forwarding functions, but will try to assist inmates in obtaining useful info as much as possible. Due to limited resources, I suggest downloading back issues and sending them to loved ones rather than request I send them info to save on time and costs.
HOW TO GET THE ICoN
CORRLINKS USERS can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to automatically receive new ICoNs once they are released. I no longer offer back-issue service via Corrlinks, however. I suggest consolidated volumes for back issues in a more convenient format, but are only offered through the mail.
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.
I do not send out reminders on the outside when newsletters are published. I generally release them around the first of each month. Check back here for the latest editions.
ICoN USE POLICY & COSTS
The ICoN is intellectual property of Once Fallen (Derek W. Logue) and the use of the newsletter is intended for personal, non- commercial use (i.e., any use except for-profit publication). Thus, intended to be freely disseminated to anyone who wants a copy. Once Fallen DOES NOT CHARGE for the electronic version of 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. Generally, I merely ask inmates with requests send stamps to cover mailing costs and expect to wait between 2-8 weeks for any special requests by mail. See my CONTACT ME page for my contact info.
OTHER POPULAR PRISONER RESOURCES
If you were sent to this page from an inmate seeking specific resources, the most popular requested resources that I print out and ship are listed below. I print copies of the Relief From the Registry and th Registry/ Residency Laws spreadsheets at a cost of two stamps per spreadsheet. If you print them yourself, I suggest you set your printer to double-sided printing and “Fit to Page” to save space. I strongly urge you to order (or freely download) a copy of “Your Life on The List” by Derek W. Logue, since the most commonly requested data is discussed in greater detail in my book.
- NEW FROM ONCEFALLEN! “Your life on ‘The List’: 2020 Edition: This survival guide from OnceFallen.com contains summaries of primary needs of those newly added to the registry and prisoner resources. Your Life on The list also contains info from all of the other resources listed below, including the housing list and an exhaustive 50 state and US Territory summary of post-conviction sex offense laws including registration, community notification, residency/ proximity laws, relief from the registry, and other laws. A print copy is on sale at Amazon.com for $12.95 plus tax/ shipping, but the PDF is available NOW by CLICKING HERE
- Relief From the Registry Spreadsheet released by the Collateral Consequences Resource Center (CCRC): The ccresourcecenter.org website has released a spreadsheet of laws that provide relief from the public sex offense registry. (Most of the info won’t help an inmate but gives some hope of getting off the registry in the future.) You can download the info by CLICKING HERE. The CCRC has similar spreadsheets on other useful info, such as a spreadsheet on voting/ jury duty/ firearms/ public office restoration rights, so visit their site for more resources to print/ download.
- 50 state registry/ residency restriction guide: You can download the most-requested 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. Please note that the latest ACSOL 50 state guide now includes US territories! (Please note, OnceFallen.com’s Registry Survival Guide presents a far more exhaustive summary of state laws than what is provided here.
- 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.
- OnceFallen Housing List and House Hunting Tips: I maintain an extensive housing list with a few tips for finding housing as a registered citizen. Access it by CLICKING HERE
A NOTE ON PUBLISHING ESSAYS
I receive a lot of inmate mail, and many write in hopes of getting stories published. I DO NOT offer inmate story publishing at this time; running even one blog on behalf of a single prisoner has taken a lot of my time. Thankfully, the “American Prison Writing Archive” is publishing prisoner essays, having published over 2000 essays to date. Since I have neither the time nor the resources to engage in a similar project, I encourage you to send your essays to The American Prison Writing Archive, c/o Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323-1218, or have someone download the form from https://www.dhinitiative.org/projects/apwa
All issues of the ICoN will be posted here. Feel free to download them and share them. The print versions are in .docx format (i.e., Microsoft Word). You need a word processing software that can read Microsoft Word documents to view the newsletters.
INTRODUCTION TO THE ICoN
- “INTRO TO THE ICoN” — Vol. 0 (Provides introduction to the newsletter and to the services I offer to incarcerated persons)
(Latest Update, 3/7/21) — CLICK HERE
- Intro To OnceFallen (WI Version): A notice specifically for WI Corrlinks Users — CLICK HERE
Consolidated Volumes: These contain condensed versions containing all articles (except time-dated announcements) from multiple newsletters at once (I request 2 stamps per copy of each consolidated volume I’m asked to print; more stamps needed if institutions add limitations to printed materials). Because I update the info in the consolidated volumes and not on the individual issues (as past individual issues may have announcements for events that have long since passed), and due to limited space in prisoner’s lockers, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you get these consolidated versions.
NEW! ICoN Legal Roundup List: For those only interested in the case summaries featured in the ICoN “Legal Roundup” sections from 2015 to June 2021 — CLICK HERE
- Vol. 2021A: Jan. to June 2021 (Covers #63 to #68) — CLICK HERE
- Vol. 2020B: July to Dec. 2020 (Covers #57 to #62) — CLICK HERE
- Vol. 2020A: Jan. to June 2020 (Covers #51 to #56) — CLICK HERE
- Vol. 2019B: July to Dec. 2019 (Covers #45 to #50) — CLICK HERE
- Vol. 2019A: Jan. to June 2019 (Covers #39 to #44) — CLICK HERE
- Vol. 2018B: July to Dec. 2018 (Covers #33 to #38) — CLICK HERE
- Vol. 2018A: Jan. to June 2018 (Covers #27 to #32) — CLICK HERE
- Vol. 2017B: July to Dec. 2017 (Covers #21 to #26) — CLICK HERE
- Vol. 2017A: Jan. to June 2017(Covers #15 to #20) — CLICK HERE
- Vol. 2016B: July to Dec. 2016 (Covers #9 to #14) — CLICK HERE
- Vol. 2016A: Jan. to July 2016 (Covers #5 to #8) — CLICK HERE
- Vol. 2015 (Covers #1 to #4) — CLICK HERE
INDIVIDUAL ISSUES OF THE ICoN
Individual issues of the ICon are posted here every month. Because of space constraints for prisoners and because back issues are not updated, for older issues we suggest you print out and send consolidated issues as listed above.
- #73, 11/21 (TBA) — COMING SOON
- #72, 10/21 (In need of a new strategy) — CLICK HERE
- #71, 9/21 (Moving to a new jurisdiction, Can an RC have body armor) — CLICK HERE
- #70, 8/21 (State Level Pardons, MN rally against civil commitment) — CLICK HERE
- #69, 7/21 (Presidential Pardons) — CLICK HERE
- #68, 6/21 (The 6 worst states for RCs) — CLICK HERE
- #67, 5/21 (arrested for registering a day late, trucking as an RC) — CLICK HERE
- #66, 4/21 (Court rulings on Internet bans for those on supervision) — CLICK HERE
- #65, 3/21 (MSOP Hunger Strike, New registry-related scams) — CLICK HERE
- #64, 2/21 (FAC on Anti-Registry Activism) — CLICK HERE
- #63, 1/21 (What new presidency means for Anti-Registry Activism) — CLICK HERE
- #62, 12/20 (Review of Tiers/ Levels under SORNA) — CLICK HERE
- #61, 11/20 (Impact of RGB’s death, Volunteering) — CLICK HERE
- #60, 10/20 (Self-Defense as RC) — CLICK HERE
- #59, 9/20 (State ID/Driver’s License Laws review) — CLICK HERE
- #58, 8/20 (COVID-19 and RCs) — CLICK HERE
- #57, 7/20 (Federal Supervision Transfers) — CLICK HERE
- #56, 6/20 (Compliance check rights when living with others) — CLICK HERE
- #55: 5/20 (Social Media and RCs) — CLICK HERE
- #54: 4/20 (Parental Rights Part 2) — CLICK HERE
- #53: 3/20 (Parental Rights Part 1) — CLICK HERE
- #52: 2/20 (INMATE SUBMISSION: Statute 2252A: The wrongful conviction?) — CLICK HERE
- #51: 1/20 (CPS/ Compliance Investigation Rights, “Better Off Dead” name change) — CLICK HERE
- #50, 12/19 (Halloween/ Holiday Restrictions) — CLICK HERE
- #49, 11/19 (Church Issues, Nebraska Activism News, FBI Secret Ruling) — CLICK HERE
- #48, 10/19 (Interstate Compact, more on First Step Act)- CLICK HERE
- #47, 9/19 (Welfare/ Government Assistance, more First Step Act news) — CLICK HERE
- #46, 8/19 (ARM at the SMART Symposium, Myth busting, more on First Step Act) — CLICK HERE
- #45, 7/19 (Modifying/ Removing Federal Supervised Release Conditions) — CLICK HERE
- #44, 6/19 (Moving to a new state, doctrine of vested rights) CLICK HERE
- #43, 5/19 (Video Gaming while on the registry) CLICK HERE
- #42, 4/19 (Self-Monitoring to Protect Against False Accusations) CLICK HERE
- #41, 3/19 (Interstate Travel, Overt Act Defined) CLICK HERE
- #40, 2/19 (Writing Legislators, A note on 18 USC 2252a) CLICK HERE
- #39, 1/19 (First Step Act, Farm Bill Final Reports) CLICK HERE
- #38, 12/18 (Static-99, Voting Rights) CLICK HERE
- #37, 11/18 (Plethysmographs, Renter Discrimination Tactics) CLICK HERE
- #36, 10/18 (2018 Farm Bill, Polygraphs, ARM Art Protest review) CLICK HERE
- #35, 9/18 (Treatment Issues Part 1: Good Treatment) CLICK HERE
- #34, 8/18 (CP charge for pic of 17 yr old gf, why registry is growing) CLICK HERE
- #33, 7/18 (Gundy v US Preview, OSU Baseball player is a second chance story) CLICK HERE
- #32, 6/18 (SO Employment law in CA, DLE Interstate Travel Inquiry) CLICK HERE
- #31, 5/18 (RC dad wins fight to see sick son in a children’s hospital) CLICK HERE
- #30, 4/18 (Retaliation bill for Coalinga Civ Comm voters, activist loses 1st Amdt case) CLICK HERE
- #29, 3/18 (MN Activist beats RRs, Man beats Backpage sting case, released 297 yrs early) CLICK HERE
- #28, 2/18 (Civil Commitment for non-existent crime, More Scams) — CLICK HERE
- #27, 1/18 (Billboard suit dismissed, new resources for inmates) — CLICK HERE
- #26, 12/17 (IML and Travel updates, PA Law chaos) CLICK HERE
- #25, 11/17 (US Virgin Islands Laws) CLICK HERE
- #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
- #14, Dec. 2016 (Living your “best life”)– CLICK HERE
- #13, Nov. 2016 (Real ID, Halloween and Hurricane issues)– CLICK HERE
- #12, Oct. 2016 (Pokemon Go, Brock Turner case)– CLICK HERE
- #11, Sept. 2016 (International Travel)– CLICK HERE
- #10, August 2016 (Report on the Oakland Protest) — CLICK HERE
- #9, July 2016 (Oakland Protest Announcement)– CLICK HERE
- #8, June 2016 (Study: 1% of Blacks on Registry)– CLICK HERE
- #7, May 2016 (Bipolar Kansas Supreme Court cases) — CLICK HERE
- #6, March/ April 2016 (Employment Survey Summary) — CLICK HERE
- #5 Jan/ Feb 2016 (Civil Commitment Blowback)– CLICK HERE
- #1: May/ June 2015 (Food stamps, Rally news) — CLICK HERE
- #2: July/ Aug. 2015 (Civil Commitment, Smith v Doe challenge) — CLICK HERE
- #3: Sept./ Oct. 2015 (FAMM campaign, Smith v Doe’s “Frightening & High” claim) — CLICK HERE
- #4 Nov./ Dec. 2015 (Getting your ID card, Registry “Like a cancer”) — CLICK HERE*