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Full alignment with federal law would be costly and harmful to juvenile criminals, some contend

By Rob Perez

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 03, 2012

~~<p>Hawaii's sex offender registry does not fully comply with federal law. And unless the state brings the tracking system for nearly 3,000 offenders into compliance, it could lose more than $50,000 annually in federal justice funding.</p>
<p>But some who have analyzed the changes Hawaii must make to become compliant say the state should forgo the money, mainly because they disagree with the federal law's requirement that certain juvenile sex offenders be compelled to register.</p>
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Hawaii's sex offender registry does not fully comply with federal law. And unless the state brings the tracking system for nearly 3,000 offenders into compliance, it could lose more than $50,000 annually in federal justice funding.

But some who have analyzed the changes Hawaii must make to become compliant say the state should forgo the money, mainly because they disagree with the federal law's requirement that certain juvenile sex offenders be compelled to register. Login for more...



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