Corrections dept. studies changes to registry

DEARBORN (AP) -- The Michigan Department of Corrections is studying ways to improve how the state's sex-offender registry is updated when an offender is released from prison

The Detroit Free Press reports the review comes after the department acknowledged it made a record-keeping mistake that prevented police from looking for a man who is charged in the slayings of two Dearborn discount store workers.

Lavere Bryant is a convicted sex offender, but he never self-reported after being released from prison two years ago.

Department spokesman John Cordell says the Corrections Department is working with Michigan State Police "to create a way to improve and enhance this process through the use of technology."

Bryant faces first-degree murder and other charges in the mid-July killings. He's due back in court this month.

Published: Tue, Aug 6, 2013