Sex Offender Registry Requirements Across the United States

Source: Probation Information

Can a registered sex offender go on vacation? Does a sex offender have to register if they visit a different state? It depends on the state, and how long the registrant will be there. Some jurisdictions require registrants to notify authorities immediately, while others allow limited stays without requiring registration. Registrants currently under supervision usually need permission from their Parole or Probation Officer before traveling and should always consult their supervising officer.

This comparison chart is intended to be a quick reference guide to compare the sex offender registry requirements across jurisdictions. It does not provide enough details for a full and accurate picture and should not be used by itself, but rather as a tool alongside the full-text versions.

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Does anyone know if there has been a challenge to state laws that reference registration length based on another state’s requirement for out of state offenders. I just wonder how equal protection is upheld when the length is determined by an either or statement.

I see this and recall what the clowns told me in the “treatment” shoved down my throat in prison… “The punishment is being done right now, that’s done. It will be behind you, as you are paying your dues for what happened.” a laughable joke. 25 yrs on the registry with lifetime parole, that in itself is as bad as prison. It makes life unmanageable, unlivable. When family members get sick out of state then what? Parole permissions, safety plans, blah blah blah, registry requirements, it never ends. But yeah, the punishment is done huh?

My registration term ended in Penn back in 2018. I don’t even know that since I am no longer required to register in Penn where I was convicted back in 2006 whether I have to register if I even visit another state. I had planned to take a trip to the Grand Canyon for about a week but don’t date go. Not taking any chances – so I feel like I am locked in the state of Penn where I own my own home but don’t date travel outside this state for fear of going to prison.

This sucks!!

I see quite a few states have “within 3 business days”. So if you go say on Thanksgiving week will they count the holiday or do they say that would normally be a business day. They make it as ambiguous as possible so they can do whatever they want. Similar to Florida.