Sex offender registry now searchable by address

Posted Thursday, May 15, 2014 --- 9:31 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Department of Corrections says Wisconsin's sex offender registry website is now searchable by address.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1jiI2o4 ) reports people can now enter a specific address and search for registered offenders who live within a three-mile radius. People have been able to search the registry only by name or zip code since 2001.

The revamped website also includes a community notification system, which allows people to get email alerts when a registered sex offender provides a home address that's near an address of interest.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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