By: Andrew Martinez
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The Conviction is Not the Only Penalty
Someone convicted of a sex offender crime in Wisconsin will face a lifetime of restrictions and requirements
. These can consist of things such as:
Wisconsin sex offenders must register themselves with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry . They also must comply with directions to regularly report certain information to the DOC . The offenders are required to register for either 15 years after being released from parole or extended supervision or for life. Lifetime registration is required for individuals who:
– Have been convicted of a sex offense on two or more occasions.
– Have been convicted of certain sexual assault crimes.
– Acted as a sexually violent person under Ch. 280 stats.
– Are ordered by the court to register for life.
State law, local ordinances, and DOC conditions of supervision all place restrictions on where certain sex offenders may live. Although, municipalities impose most residency restrictions. State law imposes separate restrictions on where sexually violent persons (SVP) on supervised release may live. Sex offenders must receive approval of their residence from the DOC. Whether or not other offenders are living in that chosen area under supervision could sway their decision.
Physical location Restrictions
Sex offenders have strict rules regarding where they are allowed to go. For example, they are not allowed to be on any grounds without first notifying the school. In addition, they must inform the school officials of the specific day, time, and location of the school they will be visiting.
Sex offenders are prohibited from working at specific jobs such as Uber or martial arts instruction. In addition, they cannot hold a job or a volunteer position that requires them to be in close contact with a person under 16.