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Grant money at risk if Maryland doesn't change sex offender registry

Maryland lawmakers thought the flurry of seven bills passed last year brought the state's sex offender registry in line with federal standards, but they discovered differently this week and now face a tough choice: Enact legislation to register juvenile offenders for life, or risk losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grants.

Tags: sex offender registry , Byrne Justice Assistance Grants , Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act , Maryland General Assembly , Martin O'Malley

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