Alabama Sex Offenders

Governor Bob Riley

Convicted sex offenders in Alabama will face the toughest punishment in the nation starting tomorrow.

Yesterday, Alabama Governor Bob Riley touted the tough new law while on an unofficial campaign stop in Decatur, Alabama.

Mr. Riley says there will be no such thing as a first time offender.

All convicted child predators will have to deal with penalties that puts them behind bars for a minimum of 20 years under the new law.

Violators in lockup will not qualify for early release, parole, probation or split sentences.

Then once they are released from jail they'll be forced to wear an electronic monitoring anklet.

Even hurricane evacuees from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi who have relocated to Alabama will face the same strict penalties if they do not register as offenders.