Stories from the Registry

Evidence shows that sex offender registries do more harm than good for registrants, their families AND the public. Would you like to have an outlet to be able to share how the registry and restrictions have affected you and your family? We can help.

Share your story and let your voice be heard. We will only post your initials just like the stories below. If you would like to submit your personal story of how the registry has affected you, please get in touch with us through our Contact Us page. We look forward to hearing from you.
Personal Story Submission Guidelines:

When submitting a personal story, please do not share details about the offense that led to the requirement to register. Keep the focus on how the registry and restrictions have affected you and/or your family. If you have any questions, please submit them when you contact us.  Thank you.
 Personal Stories
In Tulsa I have to register my place of employment with the Tulsa Police Department. Therefore law enforcement knows where I work. There is no need to have someone's place of employment listed except to continue the harassment of registered sex offenders. This is another reason why offenders don't want to register.

An attorney sends me a letter telling me he can get me off the SO registry. He says by law I shouldn't need to register anymore, but he needs thousands of dollars to represent me.

Why should I have to pay an attorney to fix a problem caused by attorneys? Didn't I already pay my debt to society? They keep changing the registration laws without my money, so why can't they just fix the laws and get me and others off the registry?

J.D. - Oklahoma
My son lost his job at Chili's when they found out he was a sex offender. He's been trying to find work. He does odd jobs for people through the employment office which pays very little. He wants to move back to McAlester. We found a place about 10 miles out of town to rent. He applied and told them his situation. They denied him.

I've been trying to find him a home. No one will rent to him even in the town he grew up in where people know us and him. This infuriates me! He can't live in our home where he lived for years when growing up because a school and park are too close by.

P.O. - Concerned Parent
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

Edmund Burke
I Am More

I am More than a “sex-offender”.

I am what my life as a whole and my conscience makes me to be. I am not defined by a time in my life when I made terrible choices.

I am not a label like “sex offender”, “child molester” or “pervert”. I am an "ex-offender"...