QUESTION: Can another state require you to register if you have already been granted (in your state) a petition to terminate registering.
The situation is this: A person has been in prison for 10 months for a separate charge in a state he does not reside. As he is preparing to be released (March 1st), he has been told he has to sign papers to register on the sex offender registry. He refused to sign them the first time the prison told him he had to sign them, letting them know that his petition had already been granted to not to have to register and that he is not a resident of their state.
Then today, the prison forced him to sign registry papers with the THREAT of being met with disciplinary charges of 150 days and wait for a hearing. This happened even after they received the sign petition document was sent to them and they confirmed they had received them. However, they said he has to sign, then fight it after he is released. This does not sound right to us.
We need help. I need to know the Laws for South Carolina regarding all of this. He lives in NC.
Upon release was he going back to NC? Or was he on probation/parole in SC? Yes, each state has its own laws for registration. Even non-residents must register if staying in the area for certain amounts of time. The facts here are important, but the jail is essentially right - you have to fight the default rule after complying.
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