Time to reform the Connecticut Sex Offender Registry

Originally published at CT Mirror; published here in full with permission.

By Cindy Prizio . . . This year will mark the 25th anniversary of the public Sex Offender Registry (SOR) in Connecticut.

The SOR – also called the sexual offense registry by advocates who want to move past the stigma of dehumanizing labels – is a publicly accessible internet database of individuals who have been convicted of a sexual offense and reside, work, or attend school in Connecticut. It is searchable and includes their name, physical description, addresses, photo, and offense details.

Cindy Prizio

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Cindy is executive diretor of One Standard of Justice, NARSOL's affiliated organization in Connecticut. She is also a member of the CT Mirror Community Editorial Board.