There are more than 6, people on the Connecticut Sex Offender Registry. Under existing state law, all sex offenders, regardless of the severity of their crime, are placed on the registry list for periods of either 10 years or life. There is no appeal process for removal. When every sex offender is listed everybody is assumed to be high risk.
766 Sex Offenders Live In Hartford As Of October 2019
Sex offender registry: More harm than good?
Sex offender registration requires those convicted of certain sex crimes to register as a sex offender once released from prison. The sex offender registry is open to public access, allowing people to view the locations, photos, and the crime committed by any sex offenders that live in their community. If you are facing a sex crime charge, then you are at risk of being forced to register as a sex offender with all of the consequences, including becoming a social pariah or becoming the focus of demonstrations by community members who want you to move out of their neighborhood. Registration will follow you to any state or community you move into, marking you as a criminal even if you are fully rehabilitated or had been falsely accused and convicted. We take pride in providing each case personalized attention and intensive case development in our efforts to help you to achieve a positive case outcome. State law ranks sex offenses on a "tier.
Alissa Ackerman of California State University Fullerton, a criminologist and national expert on the treatment of sex offenders. Individuals found to be low-risk — and some adjudged moderate-risk — would be on a registry only available to law enforcement personnel. The proposal was crystalized into a bill introduced during the immediate past session of the General Assembly, though it failed to make it out of the Judiciary Committee.
In the State of Connecticut enacted legislation mandating that the Department of Public Safety establish and maintain a central registry of sex offenders. The legislation requires that registry information be made available to the public through the Internet and at each local police department or State Police troop. The Department of Public Safety updates this information regarding convicted sex offenders regularly, making every effort at accuracy. However, this information can change quickly and the records available on the National Sex Offender Public Registry may not represent the entire list of registered sex offenders in Connecticut.