Once Fallen's Informational CorrLinks Newsletter (The ICoN)

About the ICoN

The Informational CorrLinks Newsletter (aka ICoN) is a FREE, text-only newsletter that can be sent to inmates who have access
to CorrLinks, an email system currently used in federal prisons as well as some state prisons in Iowa, Oklahoma, and Minnesota.
Corrlinks does not allow people to send PDF files or pictures, and has a 12,500 CHARACTER (not word, but letter, number,
punctuation and space count), making traditional newsletters difficult to send via emails. This is why Once Fallen has worked, in
cooperation with inmates who have access to CorrLinks, to create a newsletter with CorrLinks users specifically in mind.

(It seems the Corrlinks character limit may be shorter depending on where the inmate is using the service)

Please note that Wisconsin charges me 10 cents per email so my services to Wisconsin may be interrupted at times.

Inside the ICoN

The ICoN's mission is to keep incarcerated "sex offenders" informed of important news and other information related to treatment
and about the laws the may face upon reentry into society. These are the kinds of articles you'll find in the newsletter:

  • Inmate Sound-off: Inmate-submitted letters and thoughts
  • Legal Round-up: Brief summaries of important legal decisions impacting sex offenders
  • Q&A: Inmate questions answered
  • Activist Central: News from sex offender legal reform activism
  • Treatment News: News related to treatment
  • Treatment & Activist Contacts: Contact info for treatment and activism organizations

In addition, Once Fallen will answer inmate inquiries and offer some information whenever possible. Once Fallen DOES NOT
provide attorney services for appeals/ lawyer referrals/ legal aid/ sentencing issues or people finder/ penpal/ mail forwarding
functions, but will try to assist inmates in obtaining useful info as much as possible. Due to limited resources, I suggest downloading
back issues and sending them to loved ones rather than request I send them info to save on time and costs.


CORRLINKS USERS can email me directly at iamthefallen1@yahoo.com in order to automatically receive new ICoNs once they
are released. I no longer offer back-issue service via Corrlinks, however. I suggest consolidated volumes for back issues in a more
convenient format, but are only offered through the mail.

Please note that the ICoN is a text-only newsletter which is optimized for easy cut-and-paste, and will always be less than 13,000
characters in length (that is roughly three to four pages). Thus, those who have loved ones with access to other email services can
easily cut-and-paste this info may be able to receive the ICoN as well.

I do not send out reminders on the outside when newsletters are published. I generally release them around the first of each month.
Check back here for the latest editions.


The ICoN is intellectual property of Once Fallen (Derek W. Logue) and the use of the newsletter is intended for personal, non-
commercial use (i.e., any use except for-profit publication). Thus, intended to be freely disseminated to anyone who wants a copy.
Once Fallen DOES NOT CHARGE for the electronic version of ICoN, so let us know if any organization or person is charging for
this newsletter (outside cost of paper and postage).

However, Once Fallen WILL request compensation for any requests for information by mail, as it costs money for paper and
postage. Generally, I merely ask inmates with requests send stamps to cover mailing costs and expect to wait between 2-8 weeks for
any special requests by mail. See my
CONTACT ME page for my contact info.


If you were sent to this page from an inmate seeking specific resources, the most popular requested resources that I print out and
ship are listed below. I print copies of the Relief From the Registry and th Registry/ Residency Laws spreadsheets at a cost of two
stamps per spreadsheet. If you print them yourself, I suggest you set your printer to double-sided printing and "Fit to Page" to save

  • NEW FROM ONCEFALLEN! "Your life on 'The List': 2020 Edition: This survival guide from OnceFallen.com contains
    summaries of primary needs of those newly added to the registry and prisoner resources. Your Life on The list also contains
    info from all of the other resources listed below, including the housing list and an exhaustive 50 state and US Territory
    summary of post-conviction sex offense laws including registration, community notification, residency/ proximity laws, relief
    from the registry, and other laws. A print copy is on sale at Amazon.com for $12.95 plus tax/ shipping, but the PDF is
    available NOW by CLICKING HERE.

  • Relief From the Registry Spreadsheet released by the Collateral Consequences Resource Center (CCRC): The
    ccresourcecenter.org website has released a spreadsheet of laws that provide relief from the public sex offender registry.
    (Most of the info won't help an inmate but gives some hope of getting off the registry in the future.) You can download the
    info by CLICKING HERE. The CCRC has similar spreadsheets on other useful info, such as a spreadsheet on voting/ jury
    duty/ firearms/ public office restoration rights, so visit their site for more resources to print/ download.

  • 50 state registry/ residency restriction guide: You can download the most-requested spreadsheet on registration and
    residency laws for all 50 states or get the complete state statutes in PDF form at the rival ACSOL Website by CLICKING
    HERE. Please note that the latest ACSOL 50 state guide now includes US territories! (Please note, OnceFallen.com's Registry
    Survival Guide presents a far more exhaustive summary of state laws than what is provided here.

  • RTAG Travel Matrix: The Registrant Travel Action Group (RTAG) has created a "Travel Matrix" in an attempt to aid
    registrants planning international travel. The link to this service can be found by CLICKING HERE.

  • OnceFallen Housing List and House Hunting Tips: I maintain an extensive housing list with a few tips for finding housing
    as a registered citizen. Access it by CLICKING HERE


I receive a lot of inmate mail, and many write in hopes of getting stories published. I DO NOT offer inmate story publishing at this
time; running even one blog on behalf of a single prisoner has taken a lot of my time. Thankfully, the “American Prison Writing
Archive” is publishing prisoner essays, having published over 2000 essays to date. Since I have neither the time nor the resources to
engage in a similar project, I encourage you to send your essays to:

The American Prison Writing Archive, c/o Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323-1218
or have someone download the form from https://


All issues of the ICoN will be posted here. Feel free to download them and share them. The print versions are in .docx format (i.e.,
Microsoft Word). You need a word processing software that can read Microsoft Word documents to view the newsletters.


  • "INTRO TO THE ICoN" -- Vol. 0 (Provides introduction to the newsletter and to the services I offer to incarcerated persons)


Consolidated Volumes: These contain condensed versions containing all articles (except time-dated announcements) from multiple
newsletters at once (I request 2 stamps per copy of each consolidated volume I'm asked to print). Because I update the info in the
consolidated volumes and not on the individual issues (as past individual issues may have announcements for events that have long
since passed), and due to limited space in prisoner's lockers, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you

  • Vol. 2020B: July to Dec. 2020 (Covers #57 to #62) -- COMING December 2020
  • Vol. 2020A: Jan. to June 2020 (Covers #51 to #56) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 2019B: July to Dec. 2019 (Covers #45 to #50) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 2019A: Jan. to June 2019 (Covers #39 to #44) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 2018B: July to Dec. 2018 (Covers #33 to #38) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 2018A: Jan. to June 2018 (Covers #27 to #32) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 2017B: July to Dec. 2017 (Covers #21 to #26) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 2017A: Jan. to June 2017(Covers #15 to #20) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 2016B: July to Dec. 2016 (Covers #9 to #14) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 2016A: Jan. to July 2016 (Covers #5 to #8) -- CLICK HERE
  • Vol. 2015 (Covers #1 to #4) -- CLICK HERE


Individual issues of the ICon are posted here every month. Because of space constraints for prisoners and because back issues are
not updated, for older issues we suggest you print out and send consolidated issues as listed above.

  • 2021
  • #63, 1/21 (TBA) -- Coming 1/1/21

  • 2020
  • #62, 12/20 (Review of Tiers/ Levels under SORNA) -- CLICK HERE
  • #61, 11/20 (Impact of RGB's death, Volunteering) -- CLICK HERE
  • #60, 10/20 (Self-Defense as RC) -- CLICK HERE
  • #59, 9/20 (State ID/Driver's License Laws review) -- CLICK HERE
  • #58, 8/20 (COVID-19 and RCs) -- CLICK HERE
  • #57, 7/20 (Federal Supervision Transfers) -- CLICK HERE
  • #56, 6/20 (Compliance check rights when living with others) -- CLICK HERE
  • #55: 5/20 (Social Media and RCs) -- CLICK HERE
  • #54: 4/20 (Parental Rights Part 2) -- CLICK HERE
  • #53: 3/20 (Parental Rights Part 1) -- CLICK HERE
  • #52: 2/20 (INMATE SUBMISSION: Statute 2252A: The wrongful conviction?) -- CLICK HERE
  • #51: 1/20 (CPS/ Compliance Investigation Rights, "Better Off Dead" name change) -- CLICK HERE

  • 2019
  • #50, 12/19 (Halloween/ Holiday Restrictions) -- CLICK HERE
  • #49, 11/19 (Church Issues, Nebraska Activism News, FBI Secret Ruling) -- CLICK HERE
  • #48, 10/19 (Interstate Compact, more on First Step Act)- CLICK HERE
  • #47, 9/19 (Welfare/ Government Assistance, more First Step Act news) -- CLICK HERE
  • #46, 8/19 (ARM at the SMART Symposium, Myth busting, more on First Step Act) -- CLICK HERE
  • #45, 7/19 (Modifying/ Removing Federal Supervised Release Conditions) -- CLICK HERE
  • #44, 6/19 (Moving to a new state, doctrine of vested rights) CLICK HERE
  • #43, 5/19 (Video Gaming while on the registry) CLICK HERE
  • #42, 4/19 (Self-Monitoring to Protect Against False Accusations) CLICK HERE
  • #41, 3/19 (Interstate Travel, Overt Act Defined) CLICK HERE
  • #40, 2/19 (Writing Legislators, A note on 18 USC 2252a) CLICK HERE
  • #39, 1/19 (First Step Act, Farm Bill Final Reports) CLICK HERE

  • 2018
  • #38, 12/18 (Static-99, Voting Rights) CLICK HERE
  • #37, 11/18 (Plethysmographs, Renter Discrimination Tactics) CLICK HERE
  • #36, 10/18 (2018 Farm Bill, Polygraphs, ARM Art Protest review) CLICK HERE
  • #35, 9/18 (Treatment Issues Part 1: Good Treatment) CLICK HERE
  • #34, 8/18 (CP charge for pic of 17 yr old gf, why registry is growing) CLICK HERE
  • #33, 7/18 (Gundy v US Preview, OSU Baseball player is a second chance story) CLICK HERE
  • #32, 6/18 (SO Employment law in CA, DLE Interstate Travel Inquiry) CLICK HERE
  • #31, 5/18 (RC dad wins fight to see sick son in a children's hospital) CLICK HERE
  • #30, 4/18 (Retaliation bill for Coalinga Civ Comm voters, activist loses 1st Amdt case) CLICK HERE
  • #29, 3/18 (MN Activist beats RRs, Man beats Backpage sting case, released 297 yrs early) CLICK HERE
  • #28, 2/18 (Civil Commitment for non-existent crime, More Scams) -- CLICK HERE
  • #27, 1/18 (Billboard suit dismissed, new resources for inmates) -- CLICK HERE

  • 2017

  • 2016
  • #14, Dec. 2016 (Living your "best life")-- CLICK HERE
  • #13, Nov. 2016 (Real ID, Halloween and Hurricane issues)-- CLICK HERE
  • #12, Oct. 2016 (Pokemon Go, Brock Turner case)-- CLICK HERE
  • #11, Sept. 2016 (International Travel)-- CLICK HERE
  • #10, August 2016 (Report on the Oakland Protest) -- CLICK HERE
  • #9, July 2016 (Oakland Protest Announcement)-- CLICK HERE
  • #8, June 2016 (Study: 1% of Blacks on Registry)-- CLICK HERE
  • #7, May 2016 (Bipolar Kansas Supreme Court cases) -- CLICK HERE
  • #6, March/ April 2016 (Employment Survey Summary) -- CLICK HERE
  • #5 Jan/ Feb 2016 (Civil Commitment Blowback)-- CLICK HERE

  • 2015
  • #1: May/ June 2015 (Food stamps, Rally news) -- CLICK HERE
  • #2: July/ Aug. 2015 (Civil Commitment, Smith v Doe challenge) -- CLICK HERE
  • #3: Sept./ Oct. 2015 (FAMM campaign, Smith v Doe's "Frightening & High" claim) -- CLICK HERE
  • #4 Nov./ Dec. 2015 (Getting your ID card, Registry "Like a cancer") -- CLICK HERE*
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"Your Life on 'The List': 2020 Edition", OnceFallen.com's long-awaited registry survival guide, is NOW available for FREE as a PDF,
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Print versions can be ordered from Amazon.com for $12.95 (