Nebraska Story #7: Hector


Nebraska law makes it a felony if you fail to tell the sheriff nothing has changed.

  • He faces prison for failing to waste law enforcement time.
  • No change of address; no change of job; no other changes.
  • This is how to pack your prison with people who don’t belong there.

This is a series of Nebraska stories about life on the registry. All names have been changed, even when the registrant said we could use his or her name. But the laws that cause so much grief are very real.


Hector faces a prison sentence for failure to register during a month when he was required to report. Since his incarceration, Hector has lived at the same address in the same small town. He still lives there.

Nebraska makes it a felony not to report to the sheriff when information changes: when moving to a new address, enrolled in college, or changing jobs.

Nebraska also makes it a felony to fail to report that nothing changed.


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Nebraskans Unafraid is committed to making our communities safer by ensuring that lawmakers and policymakers do not support laws that cause homelessness, joblessness and damage to families.

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