LA: Allen Parish considers raising sex offender registration rates [UPDATED with action]

ALLEN PARISH, LA (KPLC) – “I don’t like seeing people leaving an adjacent parish to come here as a sex offender because it’s more affordable, which is what I’m trying to say,” said Allen Parish Chief Deputy Ricky Johnson. It happened first in Lake Charles, then in Sulphur, a raise in sex offender registration rates. And now, Allen Parish officials say they are feeling the effects of those decisions.

“It’s not a mass exodus from Calcasieu Parish, but we’ve had a few sex offenders that came to Allen Parish and they basically voiced to our sex offender registry people who keep up with that, Lieutenant Turner, that the reason they’re leaving Calcasieu Parish is that the fees are too high,” Johnson said. Full Article

*** UPDATE Oct 9 ***

Allen Parish to raise sex offender fees

OBERLIN — The Allen Parish Police Jury has agreed to increase registration fees for convicted sex offenders living in the parish.

An ordinance adopted by the Police Jury on Monday will boost sex offenders’ registration fees from $60 to $100 annually. A one-time initial fee of $400 will be charged for newly convicted offenders and those moving into the parish for the first time. Full Article

Related posts

Notify of

We welcome a lively discussion with all view points - keeping in mind...


  1. Submissions must be in English
  2. Your submission will be reviewed by one of our volunteer moderators. Moderating decisions may be subjective.
  3. Please keep the tone of your comment civil and courteous. This is a public forum.
  4. Swear words should be starred out such as f*k and s*t and a**
  5. Please avoid the use of derogatory labels.  Always use person-first language.
  6. Please stay on topic - both in terms of the organization in general and this post in particular.
  7. Please refrain from general political statements in (dis)favor of one of the major parties or their representatives.
  8. Please take personal conversations off this forum.
  9. We will not publish any comments advocating for violent or any illegal action.
  10. We cannot connect participants privately - feel free to leave your contact info here. You may want to create a new / free, readily available email address that are not personally identifiable.
  11. Please refrain from copying and pasting repetitive and lengthy amounts of text.
  12. Please do not post in all Caps.
  13. If you wish to link to a serious and relevant media article, legitimate advocacy group or other pertinent web site / document, please provide the full link. No abbreviated / obfuscated links. Posts that include a URL may take considerably longer to be approved.
  14. We suggest to compose lengthy comments in a desktop text editor and copy and paste them into the comment form
  15. We will not publish any posts containing any names not mentioned in the original article.
  16. Please choose a short user name that does not contain links to other web sites or identify real people.  Do not use your real name.
  17. Please do not solicit funds
  18. No discussions about weapons
  19. If you use any abbreviation such as Failure To Register (FTR), Person Forced to Register (PFR) or any others, the first time you use it in a thread, please expand it for new people to better understand.
  20. All commenters are required to provide a real email address where we can contact them.  It will not be displayed on the site.
  21. Please send any input regarding moderation or other website issues via email to moderator [at] all4consolaws [dot] org
  22. We no longer post articles about arrests or accusations, only selected convictions. If your comment contains a link to an arrest or accusation article we will not approve your comment.
  23. If addressing another commenter, please address them by exactly their full display name, do not modify their name. 
ACSOL, including but not limited to its board members and agents, does not provide legal advice on this website.  In addition, ACSOL warns that those who provide comments on this website may or may not be legal professionals on whose advice one can reasonably rely.  

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

This is utter BS.. its a special tax focused on a portion of the population…. I don’t see anyone else applying this to any other “criminal” element…

What do you expect from the poorest AND most uneducated population in the country. Louisiana should pay people to move into the state…anyone really. Can’t understand why anyone would want to live with those backward people.

That being said, this is a clear example of forcing a population into a group against their will and then charging them a year fee to be a member! As the poster above said, this is utter BS! Just more ongoing PUNISHMENT for a crime which has ALREADY been paid for.

A FEE is money I elect to pay for a service or privilege I CHOOSE to utilize. Like choosing to renew my drivers license in order to legally operate a vehicle. Like a Costco membership so I can go shop at their stores.

Moneys ordered to pay as a consequence of a criminal or illegal action, under the threat of prosecution – with zero recourse, are a FINE. Like the fine paid for speeding on the freeway or littering on the street.

A FINE is part of the sentence, a punishment for a transgression. A fine required AFTER sentencing has been imposed and punishment has been served is EX POST FACTO punishment. Ex Post Facto punishment is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

It is really not that complicated.