Sex offender verification under way in Michigan

The quarterly address verification period for Michigan residents convicted of felony-listed sex offenses is under way across the state. It began on Friday and lasts for 15 days. State police said all such offenders are required to report their current addresses to local law enforcement agencies. Those who don't face a graduated penalty ranging from a 93-day misdemeanor to a four-year felony. In addition to April, the quarterly periods happen during the first 15 days of January, July and October.
Apr 4, 2011


— By The Associated Press


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It really should not be limited to felony offenders. Each offender should also contribute to the cost of the verification with a yearly charge of $100.


I am all supportive with the new initiative but I can only hope that their identity remains private towards the communities. A lot of these people probably learned from their mistakes, nobody wants a stained criminal background check, these people know best what that means. It more difficult for them to find a decent job or even find a place to rent because of their past.


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