We seek justice by looking clearly at the truth.
This site was created by OKRSOL members in August 2011.
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As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.
-- Justice William O. Douglas
For a government to label a group of people with a criminal behavior is oppression. Calling someone a "sex offender" after he or she has completed a prison sentence and has shown a repentant heart, negatively affects re-entry into society. Placing lifetime stigmas on someone is vengeful and punitive. Where is their hope of redemption or their rights as a person? Everyone deserves the freedom to put the past behind and move forward.
Oklahoma RSOL does not condone or support any crime of a sexual nature. Anyone convicted of a sex offense should be punished according to the law. Our goals are aimed at preventing unjust and unconstitutional punishment of persons convicted of a sex crime from the time of arrest and after serving their time.
A person convicted of a sex offense should have the same legal or constitutional rights as anyone else. Those individuals released back to society deserve the chance to prove they have repented and can live without re-offending. Former sex offenders should be allowed to become productive members of society, and reconnect with family, without being labeled a "sex offender" and continually being treated as such.