Any person who, either in Rhode Island or elsewhere, has been: convicted of a criminal offense against a victim who is a minor or a sexually violent offense; has been determined to be a sexually violent predator; has committed an aggravated offense; or is a recidivist, is required to register.
Information collected includes name; identifying factors; anticipated future residence; and juvenile- and adult-offense history; and documentation of any treatment received for the mental abnormality or personality disorder of the person.
Rhode Island State Police – Bureau of Criminal Investigation: Tanisha – Phone 401-421-5268; Internet http://www.risp.state.ri.us/
Department of Attorney General: Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
As of January 1, 2009 Rhode Island State Police has assumed responsibility of managing the Rhode Island sex offender registry database. Police Department in the state are responsible for all sex offender registrations, information collecting, compliance, etc.
Timeframe for Registration:
Within 24 hours of entering state: 24 hours of change of address; within 24 hour of being released.
Penalties for Non-Compliance:
An offender who is required to register or verify his or her address and who knowingly fails to do so is guilty of a felony and upon conviction he or she will be imprisoned no more than 10 years, fined no more than $10,000, or both imprisoned and fined. An offender who is required to register or verify his or her address and who knowingly fails to do so is in violation of the terms of his or her release, regardless of whether or not the term was a special condition of his or her release on probation, parole, home confinement, or other form of supervised release.
Rhode Island Sex Offender Registry