Doubts raised on whether sex offenders are complying with Megan’s Law

    A New Jersey lawmaker wants to know if sex offenders in his state are complying with Megan’s law, which requires them to register with police after leaving prison.
    Senator Fred Madden led the state police before being elected to the New Jersey legislature.

    A New Jersey lawmaker wants to know if sex offenders in his state are complying with Megan’s law, which requires them to register with police after leaving prison.

    Senator Fred Madden led the state police before being elected to the New Jersey legislature. He says some sex offenders may not be complying with the registration requirement. Madden is the sponsor of a measure that would require the state Attorney General to conduct an annual review of newly released sex offenders each year.  It’s something he says is needed, “What it will guarantee is there’s a follow-up for all these individuals that are supposed to be registered and reregistered and we simply know where they are. We’ll be able to track them. It gives further guarantee to a system that’s already in place, but ensures that we basically plug any loopholes that might be in the system.”

    Madden’s bill won unanimous approval in the Senate’s Law and Public Safety Committee. It’s still awaiting action in the state Assembly.

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