Reply To: In denying Snyder petition, Supreme Court upholds Sixth Circuit ruling

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Tom McHale

My son was found NGRI (not guilty by reason of insanity) in Illinois of a sexual assault and is currently receiving inpatient treatment thru the state health dept. We expect sometime in the near future he will be granted a conditional release at which time he will be required to register as a SO per the NGRI statute. Can anyone tell me specifically what would be the nature of his registration (lifetime or 10yrs) and what specific limitations might he encounter with regard to living near schools, visiting parks and employment. Up til now we gotten very limited information from his attorney who claims they are looking into it. Also has the requirement to register under the NGRI statute ever been challenged contitutionally along the lines of the case being discussed in this thread. It seemed inconsistent to be found not guilty yet to still be required to register. Any insights or information anyone can offer is appreciated. thx Tom