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British Prisons Release 150 Sex Offenders Without Supervision

British prisons will release up to 150 sex offenders, including rapists and pedophiles, without supervision in the next two years. The release comes as a result of a loophole created by the British Criminal Justice Act of 1991, which requires people convicted of sex crimes after 1992 to be supervised after their release.

Sex offenders convicted before 1992 will not be added to a national British sex offenders register. The register is similar to the U.S. state-level registers created under Megan’s Law, which requires public notification when a convicted sex offender is living in their area.

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The Independent - March 13, 1998

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