Colorado county takes sex offender registry offline

Following on the heels of a federal court ruling against the state’s sex offender registry, the sheriff of one Colorado county has taken a rather unusual step. As reported online at Westword:

Montrose County, on Colorado’s Western Slope, has pulled its sex-offender list offline, reportedly because of a recent court ruling in which U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch found that such registries constituted cruel and unusual punishment in the case of three plaintiffs. The action was taken despite the fact that the ruling is specific to the complainants in question, rather than everyone on the roster, and Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has announced her intention to appeal.

Read the full article here.

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