SORNA requirements should serve as a ceiling and not a floor. For the same offense, someone can be subjected to lifetime punishment and ostracism in one state and be free from punishment in 15 years in another. The disparity of rules and requirements from state to state and now the Federal requirements, create a tripwire-loaded maze which people who are trying to return to a law abiding life will get trapped. Registration, as a general concept, has been proven ineffective as more than 95% of sexual offenses are committed by someone not on a registry. Not only is it ineffective, but it instills a false sense of security in those who use the registry and believe they will keep their children safe by avoiding the people least likely to violate them, but it also serves as a huge barrier to reentry for those who are trying to live productive lives.

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