Sex Offender Registry

Court Slaps Indiana Sex Offender Registry

There is no process for correcting errors


Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed a U.S. District court ruling that had allowed the Indiana Department of Correction to operate a public sex offender database that failed to provide minimal procedures for those listed on the registry to challenge its accuracy. The Court called the process used by the DOC "constitutionally insufficient."

"The Court found that the only way to guard against stigmatizing errors is to afford minimal due process," said Ken Falk, Legal Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, who argued the case before the Seventh Circuit.