Sex Offender Registry
Parts of Michigan’s sex offender registry law are unconstitutional, including a requirement that offenders stay at least 1,000 feet from schools, a federal judge has ruled.
A three-judge panel says some people are being added to the list even when their crimes aren’t sexual. The court says the result is “ambiguity” and possible misperceptions by the public.
The bill requires more than 40,000 people on Michigan’s sex offender registry to pay an annual $50 fee.
The quarterly verification period for Michigan residents convicted of sex offenses gets underway Tuesday across the state.
Officials are looking at ways to upgrade the sex-offender after a clerical error made it appear a convicted offender — now accused of murder — was still in prison.
Registered sex offenders living in Michigan would have to pay an annual fee under a measure that has passed the GOP-led Senate.
A bill to require the more than 40,000 people on Michigan’s sex offender registry to pay an annual fee is igniting a debate over who should bear the costs for operating and maintaining the state’s system used to track offenders.
The Michigan House has approved expanding the state’s online public sex offender registry to people convicted of certain crimes against children.
Law enforcement agencies across Michigan are conducting their ninth annual statewide sex offender sweep.
A recent paper co-authored by a University of Michigan law professor shows that publicizing sex offenders’ identities may actually increase the chances they’ll commit another sex crime.