Code of Ala. Employment: Less serious offenders may petition county court for relief from employment restrictions regarding proximity to a school at any time. Restrictions may be reinstated for good cause. Residency: Terminally ill or permanently immobile registrants may petition county court for relief from certain residency restrictions at any time. Must be reinstated if person is no longer afflicted. Pardon relieves registration obligation only if specified, and if 30 days' notice given to victim.
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The new law took effect on Tuesday. The law creates a 3-tier system based on the seriousness of the crime. Offenders committing the more serious offenses will not be able to remove their names from the list while offenders committing less serious offenses can petition a court to have their name removed. We spoke with a registered sex offender from the St. Louis area who asked us not to reveal his identity. He said his legal trouble was the result of a high school relationship with an underage girl. He plans on meeting with an attorney soon to have his name removed.
Human Rights Watch would like to thank all of the survivors of sexual violence, former offenders and their families, social workers, advocates, law enforcement officials, and attorneys who shared their experiences and perspective with us for this report. We are especially grateful to those who trusted us with very painful and personal stories. Corinne Carey, former researcher for the US Program, undertook the original research for this report.
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