Guy Hamilton-Smith is a 2019 JustLeadershipUSA fellow, civil rights activist, and a writer. Most recently, he was the legal fellow at the Sex Offense Litigation and Policy Resource Center at the Mitchell Hamline School of law where his work focused on civil rights litigation and policy in the area of sex offense registries and indefinite civil commitment. He currently acts as a consultant on a number of civil and criminal cases across the nation in both state and federal courts, and is awaiting admission as an attorney in the District of Columbia. Learn more about his work at

The sex offense registry and the restrictions connected to it are promoted as making communities safer. But are they? Guy and I discuss the points and much more about this hot-button serious issue. The data and stories will shock you and the conclusions will challenge you.

More info links to get started:
Did the Supreme Court Base a Ruling on a Myth? – The New York Times (
Sex Offenders: Recidivism, Re-Entry Policy and Facts | HuffPost Latest News

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