By Tim - 9 Jan 20 10:25 AM
Hi everyone and I'm wondering if theres anyone out there can offer me some advice.
I was convicted of a sex offence in the US, sentenced to 42 months and served my sentence in Federal prison. Part way through, I was able to transfer back to the UK under the Treaty Transfer scheme and finished the remainder of sentence here. I've been told by those in authority that a similar offence in the UK would have gained me a Commuinity Service Order.
A provision of the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 1984 is that it is not a legal requirement for an offender convicted abroad to register on the SOR in the UK, however the UK police may apply for that. The provisions of the 2003 Sex Offences Act do cover those convicted abroad but do not supercede or amend the statements of the1984 Act
The Police have now made that application and I am trying to fight registration as I need to travel without hindrance worldwide at short notice.
Anyone know of similar situations or can offer advice? I do have a legal team on this but any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
By JASB - 22 Jan 20 12:58 PM
Thanks for the info and I do hope that one day all societies and authorities realise that "you cannot tar everyone with the same brush" .
In other words though there will always be cases were unfortunately an offender will require more specialist and personal care however the majority should be welcomed back into society to stop reoffending happening.
It always amazes me how the authorities get concerned if you have a limited support circle but enforce and promote a social attitude of aggression; sometimes physical but mainly verbal and fear, against ex-offenders.