The following list of Frequently Asked Questions is followed by answers and explanations below. Click on a question to view its answer. Q: Why are you telling me about this offender and not all of the others being released from prison?
Messer is NOT currently wanted by law enforcement. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but it is not until the WI Sex Offender Registry and Community Notification Law was enacted that law enforcement was able to share this information with the community.
Skip to Main Content. This is Wisconsin's version of Megan's Lawa law intended to help protect society by identifying convicted sex offenders and their placements within communities. This law applies to all persons who, on or after December 25, were sentenced, in an institutional setting, discharged, or on field supervision for sex crimes.
A community notification meeting was held last week to inform the public that a convicted rapist is returning to town after serving an year prison term. He will wear an electronic monitoring bracelet. A broker has a listing call at the house next door to where this person will be living.
Typically, there are anywhere from five to 10 registered sex offenders within the Village proper. There typically are, however additional offenders that reside outside of the Village but may technically have a McFarland zip code or address. These numbers change on somewhat of a regular basis.
The current trend in dealing with convicted sex offenders is to impose long prison sentences followed by stringent release conditions. Added to this practice has been the policy of making such offenders who have been returned to society more visible to the public. In state after state, sex offender community notification laws have been passed, enabling communities to be put on notice that a convicted sex offender has become a resident.
A special bulletin notice SBN is sent to law enforcement when a sex offender is being released or moving into a community. The special bulletin contains information on the person being released or moving; the crimes they were convicted of; a recent photo of the individual; and the rules and regulations that they must follow. Sex Offenders have always lived in our communities but it was not until the passage of Act which mandates sex offender registration that law enforcement even knew where they were living.
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Please read the following information before proceeding to view information about offenders under supervision by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. This data is being provided on the Internet to make the information more easily available and accessible, not to warn about any specific individual. Additional information about ways to reinforce personal protection is available in our on-line publications and on the Department of Corrections Victim Web Site.
Sex Offender Registration Specialists for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, conduct many presentations at community meetings, whether it is a Block Watch or a meeting put together by Law Enforcement. So, in a collaborative effort with community leaders from the City of Milwaukeewe created a basic frequently asked question guide for the neighborhoods. We want you to be aware of the Sex Offender Registry and the information it provides.