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Tennessee beefing up information on sex offender registry

Staff Report • Dec 31, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The Greeneville Sun is reporting that the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry will offer more information about sex offenders beginning on Thursday.The TBI's Sex Offender Registry will now include each offender's full criminal history, and arrests that result in convictions will be listed with the date of the disposition as well as any outstanding warrants. There will also be text of the law defining the criminal offense.And the sex offender's physical description - height, weight, hair and eye color, tattoos, scars or other marks - will be included.An e-mail notification system is set up on TBI's Web site so the public can enter an e-mail address and be directly notified when an offender makes a change in his/her public registry information. The public can search by specific offender or zip codes.

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