Reply To: CA will soon end lifetime registration for some SOs under bill signed by Gov. Brown

R. Arens

I’d just like to say that the article is slightly flawed. Don’t forget to add Iowa as the 5th state with mandatory life registry. Because of Iowa code 903B (life parole), the registry period (normally 10 years minimum) tolls the entire length of the parole given. I laugh at it. Nobody ever gets off parole early for sex crimes in Iowa. It’s sort of a unwritten law to not do so. If Iowa wanted to tack on 10 years to a lifers registry for non compliance, they wasted the courts time and money. Either way, life registry is mandatory here too.