Compassionate, realistic rehabilitative measures are the only way to heal an offender, so that he/she does not make a future victim.
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Oakland, CA (PRWEB) July 26, 2010
Inmate LaMerle Johnson has launched a new child advocacy website, Homebasedchildren.org, in an effort to seek rehabilitation for sex offenders before they are released from prison, and to protect children from being future victims. For the past five years, Johnson and several other inmates have been seeking rehabilitation treatment for sex offenders while they’re inside. Additionally, they have sought to prevent pedophiles from being able to have access to children in prison visiting rooms. Their efforts, so far, have been denied by prison officials, the state and California courts.
“We are incarcerated felons on the frontline with the predator,” says LaMerle Johnson, creator of Homebasedchildren.org. “We watch these predators create kiddie porn and cry that their first amendment rights allow them to have it. We listen as they openly plot new terrors they plan to visit on you and your children. We have complained to the politicians and filed lawsuits and the officials do not respond to the warnings.”
“Rehabilitation is a joke in California prisons,” Johnson continues. “The government is not protecting your children from child molesters, nor are they protecting them or you from rapists, murderers and the like. Compassionate, realistic rehabilitative measures are the only way to heal an offender, so that he/she does not make a future victim.”
Another inmate, writing on the website http://www.realisticreform.com, was sexually molested as a child, and despairs that he is among the type of men who victimized him as a youth.
“They spend time plotting on how to become a better predator,” says Paul M. “New laws come out every day concerning these child predators, and all they serve is to make them talk about going underground when they get released. While doing their time, they are allowed to visit in the visiting rooms where other people's children are visiting. Though I must live the rest of my life with these memories, I truly and most sincerely don't wish for any other child to have to live with the nightmares I do.”
Homebasechildren.org is seeking help and support. They are currently looking for an attorney to help with ongoing case work. See the history of the organization’s legal efforts at http://www.homebasechildren.org/7.html or view their video calling for rehabilitation before release at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mV0lHRl-1k.