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State Plans to Strengthen Sex Offender Requirements

By Alabama Public Radio

Montgomery, AL – The state is hoping to strengthen its policies concerning sex offenders. Governor Bob Riley and Attorney General Troy King are promoting legislation that will make it a felony for a sex offender to provide a false address. The governor says sex offenders who are released from prison would be immediately re-arrested if they don't provide a verifiable address of where they will be living. State law already requires sex offenders to provide an address where they will be living, but some prisoners give false addresses. That's already a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to a year in jail. But under the new proposal, it would become a felony punishable by one to 10 years in prison.

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