Keep Up With the Sex Offender Registry, RI—Get Custom Notifications From DoNotPay
Are you worried that your neighborhood is not as safe from sex predators as you’d like it to be?
Note that the info on the official Rhode Island sex offenders list changes quickly. Subscribe to DoNotPay to keep up with the sex offender movements within your area. Set up your parameters and get weekly automated reports.
The local sex offender laws require all Rhode Island sex offenders to register, regardless of their offense level (i.e., the recidivism potential). The community must be informed when an offender is being released. If an ex-convict fails to register or disregards other rules and regulations, they face legal consequences and penalties.
According to Rhode Island’s Sex Offender Registration and Community Registration Act, the local police departments must inform the public when a sex offender of any level is being released. What the assigned levels determine is how the community notification will be conducted.
Here are the rules, depending on the offender level:
|Offender Level||Recidivism Potential||Community Notification Practices|
|Level 1||Low chance of re-offense||Informing
|Level 2||Moderate chance of re-offense||Informing:
|Level 3||High chance of re-offense||Informing:
After the first registration, all offenders must update and report their data to local law enforcement agencies. Here are the main registration and verification requirements:
|Timeframe||Type of Data|
|Seven days||Absence from the reported address|
|Ten days||Any temporary change of address, and in this case, they need to provide:
|21 days||Traveling out of the U.S.|
|30 days||Reporting upon entering the state they are visiting (applies to the out-of-state sex offenders required to register under their home state laws)|
If they fail to inform the authorities of the changes, offenders will be prosecuted for a felony and may be imprisoned for up to ten years.
The registrants can also be put on trial if they disregard the residential restrictions prohibiting them from living within 300 feet of a school. If this happens, they can get up to five years in prison.
RI Sex Offender Registry offers several manual search methods. They are arranged in tabs as follows:
- In your area—search based on the offender’s addresses (the first four fields are required)
- ZIP plus
- Offender Address Type (Home Addresses checkbox)
- Name—an offender’s name or alias
- First name
- Last name
You can also apply to receive email notifications via the official RI Sex Offender website. The details you need to provide to set up these notifications are:
The manual search is time-consuming, and the website states that the email notifications might fail to reach you or can get lost in your Junk inbox easily.
Unlike many other states, Rhode Island Sex Offender Registry doesn’t have an offender map feature that would pinpoint the locations of all the offenders in your area.
Cut Down on Browsing the Sex Offender Registry, RI—DoNotPay’s Automated Alerts Give You All the Info You Need
Browsing the RI sex offender list manually isn’t practical and can be inconvenient for a busy working parent, so DoNotPay has introduced a tool that makes gathering info about local predators fast and easy.
The advantages of the Sex Offender Search tool are:
- Ease of use
- Different search options—by an offender’s name or your address
- Adaptable search radius—you can set the scans of one, two, or three miles around your location
- Automatic weekly alerts
To start receiving your personalized reports, you should:
- Open your DoNotPay account and find the Sex Offender Search feature
- Pick to search by an offender’s name or your address
- Select the radius you want to scan (one, two, or three miles)
- Sign up for weekly notifications about the new offenders moving near your home
Our app needs you to enter your search criteria only once for all subsequent area scans. The weekly reports you get as a result will help you stay away from danger.
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