Across the country, people convicted of serious crimes are required to register with the state after completing their sentence. Kansas has some of the strictest requirements for post-sentence registration, which dramatically increases the scope—and harm—of this registry.
As engaged community members, it's important—but often difficult—to stay properly informed on the big issues facing our state. Quick news stories, loaded phrases, and incomplete information aren't enough to get the full picture, and can even leave people more confused.
The ACLU of Kansas Hot Topics Series is here to help.
These issues can seem complicated, but they don't have to be overwhelming to understand. Our Legal Team has prepared these explainers to give an easy but thorough explanation on the biggest issues facing Kansas so you can know the background of the issue, what's at stake, and why and how we're fighting for Civil Liberties.