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MI: Michigan Senate approves tightened restrictions in Sex Offender Registration Act

[ – 12/16/20]

The proposed amendments to SORA in House Bill 5679 are:

  • Giving sex offenders no more than three days to register or report status changes in person with local law enforcement.
  • Requiring offenders to report all email addresses, social media names or other forms of “internet identifiers.” That would not apply retroactively to offenders prior to July 1, 2011, but anyone required to register after that date must comply.
  • Requiring all telephone numbers and vehicles used by the offender to be reported. Previously, they didn’t need to report those used on a less regular basis.
  • Allowing email addresses, social media usernames and other identifiers to be published on a public sex offender registry.
  • Removing prohibitions for offenders from living, working or loitering near school property or “student safety zones.”
  • No longer requiring an offender’s tier classification to be included on the public website. Law enforcement personnel who willfully fail to periodically report on offenders would face a penalty.

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Michigan legislature website – HB 5679


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Why Jojo … get back. Guess we all should leave our homes, if we are lucky to have one for some California grass. It seems like everyone is paranoid on here and so uptight. Yes it seems that many are uptight wanting to understand when some don’t actually understand. Even the one’s that just got involved in all this registry garbage as many would say. Now it seems many of you men and women have been imprisoned or incarcerated a bit by this. Why. Some of you had as some say had to travel to registar. Why. Many of you… Read more »

JoJo: You are absolutely right that you are under no obligation to register if you live in Michigan. Any person on the registry can move to Michigan and not be required to register if they wanted to take a break from the registry until the judge lifts his order. 16 block is only doing what’s prudent. Even if Whitmer signs the bill, you still don’t have to register until the judge lifts the order. If you are affected by the Does II litigation and if it becomes final before the judge lifts his order, then you have already registered for… Read more »

Are there any other non-Michiganders out there starting to “thought-experiment” the concept of “upping-sticks” and decamping to more frigid climes? Were AJ to make a sudden reappearance about now to provide his sage legal analysis, that would be gratifying.

Detroit many can foam at the mouth over this registry as it is right now but at times one gets lost in his or her own thoughts. Myself I just call once a month and thats all I have to do. Of course ever 4 months I have to mail in finger prints. I don’t wouldn’t know about how other states tighten their pants or buckle their jeans. All I know about the michanger is from what I have read or heard that it is more mative as a lot of natives live in that area or is every state… Read more »

I was convicted of 1 count of possession in federal court in June of 2006, sentenced to 5 years and placed on tier 1. I have had no interaction with law enforcement since, other than a traffic ticket and my yearly check ins. I don’t know what’s going on with everything in michigan but I do know I’m tired and it’s getting to me and my loved ones. I am terrified daily that I will lose my job, my loved ones and my freedom because people don’t have enough common sense to see that the registry does not work. My… Read more »

I just got an email notification saying Whitmer has signed the BS sora bill. I guess we go back to court for another 6 years.

If you live in Michigan, you should be covered by Does II. I believe CP was a 10 year registration in 2006. If you were placed on the registry in 2011, you should be off in 2021. Wait until Does II becomes final and see if you will be removed. I’m not sure if there will be a hearing process to make individual determinations. We have to wait until we see how this whole thing plays out.

Well the governor signed 5679 so we’re in a whole new ballgame now. What a bunch of crap. Does anybody listen to the experts or even her on a G? Now are we looking at more years of this BS while they go back through the courts? What light at the end of the tunnel…

Just did my yearly registration and for some reason my end date that was listed on my paperwork given to me every year when I register had changed this year from February of 2021 to August of 2025. Needless to say, I’m extremely irritated with this whole thing and becoming more frustrated each and every time something changes without any notification. Of course no one could provide me with any info at the station other than to refer me to a phone number that I was told I could try to call but the person at the station said they… Read more »

Notorious: The Michigan registry has been placed on hold since February, i.e., you can spend some time in Michigan without having to register. Just remember you may be required to report your vacation in your home state. Michigan’s registry was placed on hold due to covid. It will probably be several months before this order is lifted. January and February are the only 2 bitterly cold months in southern Michigan. We just got our first snowfall covering most of the grass last night. December and March are tolerable. This December was quite nice. I own several properties. If you want… Read more »

She Signed 5679 this morning , What can we expect from here ?

Disgusted in Michigan:
Whitmer can sign all the bills she wants. They don’t affect persons covered be these various court decisions. If you are covered by Does II you will either be removed after Does II becomes final or will receive a date certain for removal.
What we have to worry about are registrants not covered by Does II or other litigation. This is where we start a new round of litigation.

@Detroit…I would really like to see where in Judge Cleland’s order where he ordered people like me to be removed from the registry. The only thing I have read that comes remotely close is where he ruled the ex post facto issues are unconstitutional. The Legislature was supposed to draft a new bill that addresses DOES, but we all see how that went.
By the way, are you actually in Detroit? I’m in Oakland County. Pontiac, just around the corner from Sylvan Lake and Keego Harbor.

16 block:
It sounds like you are covered by Does II so you are not affected by anything that Whitmer signs. You most likely will be off of the registry after Does II becomes final which we are hoping will occur in 2021.
Remember that if you are removed from the Michigan registry that you will have to register if you move to another state.

16 block:
If you were on 16 block you probably remember the 10 block New year’s party of 1991-1992 where the fire department had to be called out.

@ 16 Block, if you were in 16 Block at Parnell back in 1992 to 1994 I was there as well. I was on the base, main floor cell 63. You and I are covered under Does ll from what I understand, and from what @ Detroit has said and also from what Ms. Aukerman and Tim from the ACLU has told me. Now it’s just a matter of when we get removed from the registry.

Bobby… I started out nine block and then moved to 16 and 93 and I was on 51/3. I worked at the MSI warehouse across from 16 Bach. I’m getting real tired of this garbage. I don’t understand why the governor didn’t listen to her own AG. And I’m afraid we’re looking at quite a few years before anything happens with this.

16 Block, I agree with you I was 23 when I went to Parnell 4th of July weekend to be exact. Now that I am 51 and have been on this stupid ass thing for 28 years now, I am pretty healthy for some one 51 now, but I don’t think I will ever see my named removed from the registry while I am still alive. Now that Whitmer signed 5679, even though it is clearly unconstitutional unconstitutional, the light at the end of the tunnel is beginning to get smaller and smaller now. I hope Cleland is wear of… Read more »

Any new news i havent heard anything except suppose to get a letter this month

Not really. Not as far as Does 2 goes. ACLU has a response due on Mar 22. So we probably won’t know anything new until at least then.

Thanks for response i juss hate thinkn i gotta go back in and do the reg again

16 block:
It sounds like you are covered by Does II so things are going to start moving for you within a few months.

New Years night 91-92, they burned down the common area of 10 block. New Years night of 92-93, they removed the picnic tables, movie screen, tables, microwaves, benches and chairs and everything else, but there was no repeat.

16 block was lucky because they had the pool tables and all the other stuff. I believe they were paying 17 cents an hour back then.

@Detroit, there was no pool tables in 16 Block, there were a bunch of tables and the TV area, but no pool tables, unless they were down in the basement, I don’t remember seeing them down there just a bunch of weights and weight equipment. I was in 16 Block from 92-94 until I was paroled

There was one pool table and one ping pong table in the weight room in the basement of 16 block. On base in 16 block there were the church pews the television the movie screen and the bank of telephones and that was it.

@ 16 Block, correct I was directly across from the phones, so when I needed one I had no problem getting to them first. I that the pool tables were in the basement, never need watch the TV on the main floor since I had one of my own. I do remember when lights would go out, I still had power in my cell to watch TV, I think that was because the officers bathroom was right next store to me. I would stay up and watch TV until 1 or 2 in the morning.

Bobby… 16 block was what they called the workers block. Nine and 10 had a cat walk behind all of the cells and you couldn’t access the windows behind the cells unless you were a porter working in the cat walks. 16 blocks add windows in each cell that you could open plus they had a hot water heater in there. Cook mini a meal and that hot water radiator. Did you have a job while you were there? I take it that with you having been there just over two years you didn’t get a flop from the parole… Read more »

Hey 16 barth u been to pine river in say early 2003?

Are are, sorry… Not me. Why do you ask?

Bobby S.
My old neighbor, Hal Nemecheck was on 10 block in 1991-1993. He had the same cell number for the whole time. Did you know him? I put money on his books to buy a TV. He said it was a black and white with a small screen. I was under the impression that they turned off the electricity at 11 p.m. I visited him several times and remember how the prison looked but it was remodeled after he was released and I think they were supposed to tear down 16 block.

@Detroit,. No I don’t think I knew him, and last I heard they did knock 16 Block down, and I heard that either 9 block or 10 block or possibly both was turned into a walk through museum for the public, that’s what I heard anyway. Also what do you think about Tim from the ACLU stating and I am quoting from the email that he sent everyone if you were convicted prior to 2011 and you had a 25-year time frame on the sor and in 2011 they changed you to tier 3 lifetime on the sor HB 5679… Read more »

@16 Block, No I was not a worker, they actually had me there because of my medical and had to be close to Foot hospital, just in case. Ya there was the table with to microwave’s and then the hot water spout thing on the wall, use to make many hot chocolates and soups using it. I was right across from the phones which were right by the microwave’s . Ya I had my own widow to open or close, I could see the open gate if I looked to the left. I got flopped once, they told me I… Read more »

Bobby… If I remember right the guards office was on the bulkhead on the first floor. The office you mentioned by your cell was a counselors office, less Biggs was his name and there was a woman counselor who had an office on the first floor by the guards office. 16 block was quite a bit different than nine and 10… Less knuckleheads and more guys just doing her time waiting to get the hell out of there. I know that once you were there you had to do everything you could to get into a group because you couldn’t… Read more »

@16 block, your correct I had the lady counselor can’t remember her name though , I wasn’t on any of the tears I was on the base the main floor so when I said I believe I was next to the officers restroom and that’s why I had power all night long because they had the restroom right there, yes most people in 16 block were short timers just waiting to get out of there they were a few that were actually doing life without parole but since they were considered to be non-threatening they were in 16 block I… Read more »

Bobby S.: I didn’t hear about the weight room in 16 block. I thought it was outside. The only 2 blocks I can remember are 10 and 16. I had a friend and a neighbor’s kid in 10. One of my little brother’s friends I think was in 16 block. I actually walked into the prison one time by accident. I went into the waiting room and the chairs were all moved around liked they were cleaning the floor and there was no one at the desk. I walked through the hallway and out the back door. I didn’t know… Read more »

I was locked up in 2004 convicted 2005 csc 1 I do believe the have me registering for life releases from prison 2012 nine years out no major issues no new cases in have some custody of my five year old. What I’m asking is are there any real provisions made for any tier 3s

Bobby S.: I don’t know if you ever saw the old Jackson prison or not. They knocked 1/2 it down and turned it into a national guard depot. I took pictures of the remaining prison and sent them to Hal. At that time, prisoners could receive photos. I would like to go back and take more photos. If they actually turned part of that prison into a museum, I would like to go in there and take pictures as well. I’m a bit of a history buff. When I was in college I used to go to ghost towns and… Read more »

Detroit… The last I heard they turned seven block, which was used as quarantine, into a museum. 10 block was the last building in line and right next to it is where the cement wall started going around the rest of the prison. The large security gate you refer to was called the sallyport and that’s where the trucks had to pass through going from south complex to behind the wall. Fabius… I got to the south complex February 14 of 92 and I left December 12 of 95. After you left, I believe it was the beginning of 95,… Read more »

Detroit can you tell me what year the recapture provision was enacted ? i was charged n found guilty in 92 was sentenced in 93 got released in 96, was retroactively tossed on the hit list because i was still in jail at the time of the 95 amendments , i had a 25 year max on it then they turned it into life via letter from post master “LMAO” Sad but true, so i fell under the law of the registry only because i was still incarcerated, but in 2005 i got a false pretense charge for not finishing… Read more »

The recapture provision was enacted in 2011 so you shouldn’t be affected by any 2005 conviction.

Rght On , Tnx Detroit ! Happy New Years !

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