Friday, February 5, 2010

Oregon Sex Offender Terms Apply to Non-offenders Oregon sex offender terms apply to non-offenders.

Portland, Ore. - The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state parole board can treat some inmates like sex offenders after release from prison even if they were not serving time for any sex crime convictions.

The court said the state Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision can base those sex offender conditions on an inmate's criminal history and background, rather than other crimes resulting in conviction. The ruling involved two inmates, one convicted of drug crimes and the other convicted of assault and weapons charges.

Read opinion here.