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Basic Facts About Michigan's Sex Offender Registry

Basic Facts About Michigan's Sex Offender Registry

2017-09-27 00:00:00

In 2006 and 2011, the state legislature expanded the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), originally passed in 1994, creating harsher measures for registrants. The amendments retroactively made most registrants register for life and imposed geographic exclusion zones barring them from living, working, or spending time with their children in large areas of every city and town.

SNYDER V. DOES: Frequently Asked Questions

SNYDER V. DOES: Frequently Asked Questions

2017-09-27 00:00:00

In 2006 and 2011, the Michigan state legislature expanded the Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA) originally passed in 1994, creating harsher measures that imposed geographic exclusion zones barring registrants from living, working or spending time with their children in much of the state; imposing extensive reporting requirements; and automatically extending registration to life without due process and without a mechanism for review or appeal for the vast majority of registrants.

Federal Appeals Court Calls Michigan Sex Offender Registry “A Punishment,” Bars State from Imposing Draconian Restrictions

Federal Appeals Court Calls Michigan Sex Offender Registry “A Punishment,” Bars State from Imposing Draconian Restrictions

2016-08-25 00:00:00

CINCINNATI—A federal appeals court unanimously declared today that portions of the Michigan sex offender registry are unconstitutional because they effectively punish registrants and do not have a corresponding public safety benefit.

What You Need to Know About the Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA)

What You Need to Know About the Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA)

2016-08-26 00:00:00

In 2006 and 2011, the state legislature expanded the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), originally passed in 1994, creating harsher measures for registrants. The amendments retroactively made most registrants register for life and imposed geographic exclusion zones barring them from living, working, or spending time with their children in large areas of every city and town.

Lansing Watchdog: Research Not Rhetoric Should Lead Sex Offender Laws

Lansing Watchdog: Research Not Rhetoric Should Lead Sex Offender Laws

2016-07-14 00:00:00

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – The Week of July 11, 2016

A bill has been introduced in the Michigan Senate, SB 1027 sponsored by Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr., D–East Lansing, that is yet another ill-conceived policy recommendation catering to reactionary and uninformed fears about Michigan's sex offender registry.

August 26, 2016 SORA, sex offender registry
In 2006 and 2011, the state legislature expanded the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), originally passed in 1994, creating harsher measures for registrants...
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August 25, 2016 sex offender registry, SORA
CINCINNATI—A federal appeals court unanimously declared today that portions of the Michigan sex offender registry are unconstitutional because they effectively...
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