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Thursday, July 5, 2007

TX Sex Offender Classification System is Getting a Make Over

From Starting this week, the state will dramatically change its system for classifying sex offenders, after years of complaints that the current risk assessment overpenalizes young, low-level offenders and lets some of the worst slip through the cracks.

But the new policy will apply only to sex offenders being discharged from prison, meaning those registered offenders already in the community won't get the chance to have their risk status revisited.

"If there's no re-evaluation, how can it be accurate?" asked Sam, an Austin-area sex offender who was charged with rape when he and his victim were teenagers.  Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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