You might think that all advocates for rape victims would support the practice of forcing sex offenders to publicly register their addresses after their release from prison. But you would be mistaken.
Growing numbers of victim advocates and criminal justice researchers are among those who have concluded that sex offender registries are too costly and provide little or no protection to the public. Full Article
Sex offender says registry amounts to punishment for life
Nearly three decades ago, ____ ____ was convicted of raping a 33-year-old woman. While serving time in prison, he was retroactively labeled as a sexual predator, a designation that requires him to report where he lives every 90 days to the sheriff’s department.
____ , 66, is one of several thousand Ohioans who have tried to challenge the state’s sexual offender registration requirements, contending that the publicly accessible registries amount to life-long punishment. Full Article