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NPR reviewed sex offender registry databases nationwide and found a system with myriad problems, including tens of thousands of convicted offenders who law enforcement have lost track of.
The Ohio Supreme Court is considering whether the state’s sex-offender labels amount to cruel and unusual punishment if the classification is a significantly harsher punishment than an offense warrants. At issue is a sex offender label given a man convicted following his consensual affair with a 15-year-old girl when he was 21. Ohio law classifies… Read More