State v. Allison was a Georgia court case. Janet Allison was convicted of sexual offences for allowing her (then pregnant) daughter, aged 15, to have sexual intercourse in her home. The events took place in the year 2000. The young couple later married and had a child of their own, but Allison's name has been entered into the sex offenders' register, with various adverse consequences for her life and that of her family.
As a family law matter, the case was not widely-reported in the popular press at the time, but Allison's plight has subsequently attracted attention from publications and television programmes critical of the State of Georgia's stance on sex offenders.
Allison was not given a prison term, but three of her children were taken into foster care. She was obliged to leave her four bedroom home, because it is unlawful for a sex offender to live within a quarter of a mile of a church, and now lives in a mobile home "way off down a dirt road". She is allowed no contact with the daughter involved, nor with her grandchild.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "America's unjust sex laws". The Economist. 2009-08-06. Archived from the original on 2009-08-20. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.economist.com%2FdisplayStory.cfm%3Fstory_id%3D14165460&date=2009-08-20.
- ↑ Sarah Geraghty (2007). "Challenging the banishment of registered sex offenders from the state of Georgia: A practitioner's perspective". Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 42: 513-. http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=info:w7YBYYdeNzwJ:scholar.google.com/&hl=cs&output=viewport&pg=1. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Wendy Koch (2007-02-25). "Sex-offender residency laws get second look". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2009-08-20. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fnews%2Fnation%2F2007-02-25-sex-offender-laws-cover_x.htm&date=2009-08-20.
- ↑ "Laws end up hurting the not-so-dangerous". The Milford Daily News. Aug 27, 2007. http://www.milforddailynews.com/homepage/x875778569. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
- ↑ "Georgia Sex Offender Law". Religion and Ethics Weekly. 2007-01-26. Archived from the original on 2009-08-20. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pbs.org%2Fwnet%2Freligionandethics%2Fweek1022%2Fcover.html&date=2009-08-20.
- ↑ "Georgia's Sex Offender Law Challenged in Federal Court". Southern Center for Human Rights. 83 Poplar St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. 2006-06-20. http://www.schr.org/node/129. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
- ↑ Yung, Corey Rayburn (2007-04). "Banishment By a Thousand Laws: Residency Restrictions on Sex Offenders". Washington University Law Review 62 (4): 795-. http://sentencing.nj.gov/downloads/pdf/articles/2007/Apr2007/document13.pdf. Retrieved 2009-09-04.