In Montana, sex offenders are supposed to receive a 1, 2 or 3 tier designation, effectively telling the public how dangerous they are. An offender’s designation also affects how they’re supervised on the registry. It affects how often they have to check in and verify their address, how long they have to register and the amount of information that’s made available to the public.
But that rule has become the exception. A Gazette examination found that more than half of all sex offenders on the registry didn’t have a tier level in August, May and June. Full Article