Kansas Legislature considers registry changes

The Hutchinson News The state’s offender registry began with efforts to track sex offenders. Over the past two decades, the registry has expanded to a wide range of crimes, including violent crimes and drug offenses. Kansas now adds more than 1,000 offenders a year to registries after they have completed other sentencing, all of which will likely remain on the…

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Proposed Kansas law conflates sexual offenses with murder

Topeka, Kansas . . . A Bill introduced in Topeka would change the way juvenile sex offenders are treated by the state. The bill would require juvenile offenders convicted of violent acts to register on the public registry. Representative John Whitmer supports the bill. He says offenders who are convicted of lesser crimes would not be subject to the new law.…

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