Saturday, February 18, 2012

Alabama looks to add email addresses and social networks IDs to registry

I will add the bill whenever it is added to the "ALISON" legislation tracker, but below we already have some info on yet another idiotic bill. I wonder i this is just another way to just try to fill the state prisons even further, who may be looking to pimp out prison inmates to private businesses looking for more cheap labor. Come on vacation, leave on probation.

Adding Registering Requirements for Sex Offenders

Reported by: Andrea Ramey

MOBILE, Ala.) - Alabama lawmakers are considering legislation that would place more registering requirements for convicted sex offenders. State Senator Ben Brooks (R-Mobile) is sponsoring the bill that would make sex offenders register things like their email address and social media log-in names.

"This is a tool that we'll be able to use that we will be able to track them better," said Lori Myles with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office.

Myles says the laws that force sex offenders to register with local law enforcement agencies were written in a time when things like text messaging and Facebook didn't exist, and it's time the laws reflect how potential victims now are contacted.

"We are just now catching up with it. It was a playground for them, for a while," said Myles.

"So much communication takes place on the internet," said Child Advocacy Director Pay Guyton.

Guyton says this proposed law could prevent children from being victimized. He says if sex offenders provided their technology addresses, investigators would have a better idea of what to monitor and would be able to track what offenders are doing online.

"A lot of that can be traced if we have the correct address," said Guyton. "You go on a Facebook account, and someone posts something on your Facebook and says, 'I'm a 15 year old girl and I just want to know what other girls think about this.' And really it's a 65 year old sex offender. You have no way of knowing that. And it happens. Unfortunately, it happens all the time."

It goes without saying ReFORM-AL strongly opposes this bill. 

Flood this Senator with opposition:


35th District

State House:

Room 729
State House
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
(334) 242-7882
(334) 353-8277


4953 Audubon Drive
Mobile, Alabama 36619
(251) 666-7116


  1. WOW! Why not just keep them all locked up. Then everyone will be safe and the offenders won't have to worry about the 5000 things they have to do so they don't go back to prison? Why not list their phone numbers too so they can be harassed that way too. I wish I knew the thieves, murderers and people convicted of a dui that live by me!

    I'm sure you are right about the cheap labor. Money is always somehow involved.

    1. They already make inmate serve longer sentences than everywhere else in the US for relatively minor offenses and are at 200% capacity. Prisons are big bucks in poor areas like Alabama.