Forgotten Majority

Advocating for the just and humane treatment of those who are incarcerated.

Tag: teens


    What do these laws mean for teens?  Linda Lowen {} writes, “You Say Boyfriend – Some States Say Child Molester.”  When Shakespeare brought Romeo and Juliet to life, he was intentional in choosing two young characters as his protagonists.  Then as now, two teens having consensual sex is understandable.  But an adult molesting a child […]


     On Christmas Eve 1993,  the Scott sisters, Jamie and Gladys, were arrested for luring two men down a road in Forest Mississippi where the men were held at bay with a shotgun and robbed.  Three related male teens – aged 14-18 – confessed to the robbery in turn for light sentences but were made to testify that the sisters were involved.  […]

  • Relief for teen sexual offenders

    There is relief under the Romeo and Juliet Law for those convicted of sexual offenses when the age difference between consensual partners is 4 years or less. The Romeo and Juliet Law, passed in 2007, Florida Statute 943.04354 (Title XLVII Criminal Procedures and Corrections), addresses the removal of the requirement to register as a sexual offender […]