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WI: Supreme Court to decide legality of sex offender registry.


May 27, 2002

Cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court could have major implications for Wisconsin’s sex offender registry, which contains information about thousands of offenders living in the state. "We’re watching it," said Tony Streveler, director of the Bureau of Offender Programs at the state Department of Corrections. Last Monday, the Supreme Court said it would decide whether to force states to evaluate cases individually before listing sex offenders on registries. The ruling could mean separate hearings in more than 20 states — including Wisconsin — to determine the risk posed by a criminal who has completed a prison sentence.

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Source: © 2002 Post-Cresent