Though this blog is was originally intended as a resource for offenders in Massachusetts, much of what I write about is applicable to sex offenders in every other state and many countries around the world, especially in Western Europe. Even other non-sex offenders trying to navigate prison, probation and parole, or employment and education opportunities can glean relevant information from this blog and apply it to help overcome their own struggles.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me, Love the Commonwealth

Yes, it's that time of year when I received my birthday letter from the Commonwealth saying I have to renew my sex offender registry information at the police station (or else...).  If you don't know what it's like, you have to sign and submit a form stating your personal information, where you work/live, cars/boats you operate, etc... and visit the local police station to get photographed and fingerprinted (if you are a Level 2 or 3 in MA).
Having to go into the police station to essentially get booked every year is not a big deal if you think about it, but it's just a drag.  Photos and fingerprints just like the first time except now I get to leave the station!  Every year, none of the cops seem gung-ho about processing me and I always get the feeling they would rather be doing something else.  Same here.