The registry and all that goes with it is a case of the pendulum swinging too far. Probably initially started out with good intentions- it’s absurd now.
For sex offenders they will be marked for life. Nobody wants them as their neighbor, employment is difficult if not impossible. Then we have the registry- it’s nothing more than a money hungry greed machine. The whole system is corrupt from the police, prosecutors, judges, jails.
My son was forced to sign a plea deal- he wanted to fight, but rarely does anyone win, so innocent or not you have no choice but to admit guilt sign a plea deal or face a much worse punishment. This has been a hellish experience for our family.
It reminds me of a true story set in Massachusetts Feb 1692 the Salem witch trials. Admit guilt you live but at what price ?- you’d be shunned by everyone ..an outcast of society. Not guilty -they kill you because you are a witch.
Seems to me that we are somewhat repeating history.