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.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Bernard Baran, The Real Deal

I'm posing this video for those of you who are/were wrongfully accused or convicted of a sex offense and also those of us RSO's who sometimes lose hope and get frustrated with our lives and situation as registered offenders with all of the restrictions and pressures put upon us.

Bernard is an exceptional example of carrying on with a steadiness and grace that we should all strive toward.  Even if you only watch of few minutes of Bee talking about his case, you'll see what I mean.  This video is provided by the Bernard Baran Blog:

On April 17, 2012, Bernard Baran and his attorney, John Swomley, visited a criminal justice class at St. Francis College in Brooklyn.
Here is a link to the video.
An unscrupulous prosecutor rode a wave of homophobic hysteria to get his career-advancing conviction. (Disgracefully, he is still a judge in Massachusetts.) Baran, an innocent man arrested when only 19, survived 22 years of rapes, beatings, and degradation. The Berkshire County still refuses to acknowledge the terrible mistakes that they made.
-Bob Chatelle