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Thousands of sex offenders no longer required to register with state

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Thousands of sex offenders will no longer have to register with the state after a recent court ruling.

Their punishment was ruled unconstitutional because of a 2007 law that was being applied to all offenders, not just new ones after the law went into effect.

Now Attorney General Scott Pruitt is urging all victims to register with the Victim Information and Notification Everyday, or VINE program.

The automated system sends an update to the victim when an inmate’s status changes, for example, if they are released or they escape.

The service is free and anonymous.

Pruitt said he doesn’t want anyone in our state to be victimized twice.