Registration serves as a means for monitoring and tracking an offender's whereabouts. If you do not have a VIN, you will then be given a choice to either obtain instructions on how to proceed in accessing information or to directly proceed to the Registry access system. If you do not have a Victim Identification Number, you will be told the following:.
The aim of establishing the law is to protect residents of the state from re-offending sex offenders. The law ensures that persons convicted of a sexual crime in Wisconsin must register upon release from jail, parole, or probation. The duration of registration is between 15 years and a lifetime.
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Community Notification is a written notification process whereby law enforcement officials can share detailed offender information, provided by the Department of Corrections, with the community. Not all sex offenders released in our community will be classified under the Sex Offender Community Notification. The individuals who appear in this notification have been convicted of a sex offense, have served the required sentence, and have been released from prison. These individuals may or may not be under supervision from the Department of Corrections.
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Please read the following information before proceeding to view information about offenders under supervision by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. This data is being provided on the Internet to make the information more easily available and accessible, not to warn about any specific individual. Additional information about ways to reinforce personal protection is available in our on-line publications and on the Department of Corrections Victim Web Site.
Unlike other kinds of crimes, sexual assaultrape and other sex offenses in Wisconsin often require individuals to register with a public catalog of current sex offenders. This is called the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry. The information in the registry is made available to law enforcement agencies, victims, neighborhood watch groups and the general public via a website you can visit here.