The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 October 2004

The official naughty list

Like most states these days, Oklahoma has a list of registered sexual offenders. Unlike most states, we're about to register violent offenders as well. (Only Montana maintains a similar list.)

The new law, named for murder victim Mary Rippy, specifies that offenders must register with area law enforcement within three days after entering the state or after moving to a new location. They must be continuously registered during the term of their sentences and for ten years thereafter, and are not permitted to work near children, or for any person or business working on school premises.

The law is not retroactive, so the list begins fresh on the first of November.

Posted at 7:29 AM to Soonerland