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Roughly 200,000 people are on sex offender registries for things they did as kids — some as young as eight years old. Placing young people on registries has enormous consequences for those listed, but it does little to protect society.
The New Yorker takes a deep dive into the issue of youth on sex-offender registries and calls Center on Youth Registration Reform Director Nicole Pittman "one of the movement’s best hopes for advancing legislative change."