Restrictions for the Northern Mariana Islands

Review Supervised Release restrictions in this federal district and the Sex Offender Registry requirements for the Northern Mariana Islands

District of the Northern Mariana Islands

Below you will find information on standard conditions of supervision and travel restrictions, as well as sex offender registry requirements. 

Always follow the conditions and restrictions given to you by your U.S. Probation Officer.

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District of the Northern Mariana Islands

Mandatory Conditions of Supervision

  1. The defendant shall not commit another federal, state, or local crime during the period of supervision.
  2. You shall not possess illegal controlled substances.
  3. You shall not possess a firearm or other dangerous weapon.
  4. The defendant shall cooperate in the collection of dna as directed by the probation officer.
  5. The defendant shall refrain from any unlawful use of a controlled substance. The defendant shall submit to one drug test within 15 days of release from imprisonment and at least two periodic drug tests thereafter, not to exceed eight tests per months, as directed by the probation officer.
  6. If convicted of a sexual offense listed in 18 u.s.c. §4042©, the defendant shall register in any state in which he/she lives, is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student
  7. The defendant shall participate in a program approved for domestic violence (if applicable).

Standard Conditions of Supervision

  1. You shall not leave the district of NMI without the permission of the court or the probation officer.
  2. You shall report to the probation officer as directed by the court or probation officer and shall submit a truthful and complete report within the first five days of each month.
  3. You shall answer truthfully all inquiries by the probation officer and follow the instructions of the probation officer.
  4. You shall support your dependents and meet other family responsibilities.
  5. You shall work regularly at a lawful occupation unless excused by your probation officer for schooling, training, or other acceptable reasons.
  6. You shall notify your probation officer within 10 days prior to any change in residence or employment.
  7. You shall refrain from excessive use of alcohol and shall not purchase, use, distribute, or administer any narcotic or controlled substance or any paraphernalia related to such substances, except as prescribed by a physician.
  8. You shall not frequent places where controlled substances are illegally sold, distributed, or administered, or other places specified by the court or parole commission.
  9. You shall not associate with any persons engaged in criminal activity and shall not associate with any person convicted of a felony unless granted permission to do so by the probation officer.
  10. You shall permit a probation officer to contact you at any time at home or elsewhere and shall permit confiscation of any contraband observed in plain view by the probation officer.
  11. You shall notify the probation officer within 72 hours of being arrested or contacted by a law enforcement officer.
  12. You shall not enter into any agreement to act as an informer or a special agent of a law enforcement agency without permission of the court or parole commission.
  13. As directed by the probation officer, you shall notify third parties of risk that may be occasioned by your criminal record, personal history, or characteristics and shall permit the probation officer to make such notification and to confirm tour compliance with such notification requirement.

Travel Restrictions

  1. Travel to the U. S. under 30 days in length may be authorized by your probation officer. A Travel Request Form must be submitted to the Probation Office TEN (10) days prior to the departure date.
  2. Travel to the U. S. over 30 days in length and all foreign travel must be approved by the Court. Foreign travel includes Saipan, Tinian and Rota. A Travel Request Form must be submitted to the Probation Office FOURTEEN (14) days prior to the departure date.

For all travel:

  1. The Probation Officer will review compliance with conditions of supervision. If conditions are not being met, travel not will be authorized.
  2. For Court or Parole approved travel – If conditions of supervision are being met a letter outlining the progress of the individual will be sent to the Court/Parole Commission along with a Travel Request Form.
  3. The offender requesting to travel will be notified by the Probation Officer of the decision regarding their travel request.
  4. If travel is approved, authorization must be picked up at the Probation Office. A detailed airline itinerary and copy of the airline ticket must be provided to the Probation Office prior to departing Guam. The authorization may include specific instructions which MUST be followed.
  5. Airline reservations may be made prior to receiving authorization to travel. However, airline tickets should not be purchased prior to notification from the probation office that travel has been approved.
  6. If instructions for requesting travel are not followed the travel will not be approved.

For more information visit the links below:

Northern Mariana Islands Sex Offender Registry Requirements

What is the Sex Offender Registry?

Every state and U.S. territory requires those convicted of sex offenses to be added to a registry to be monitored and tracked after their release back into the community.  Information about the offender is collected and shared with local and federal authorities, as well as the general public.  Requirements and restrictions are often placed on registered sex offenders.  That registration process is unique in each state and U.S. territory.

Reentry (2)

What is SORNA?

The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) was passed in 2006 as part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act to provide federal standards for jurisdictions to follow.  SORNA calls for states and U.S. territories to meet minimum requirements for sex offender registration and notification.

Why Are the Requirements for Sex Offender Registration Different Everywhere?

While SORNA’s guidelines streamlined registration and notification requirements across the country, these requirements are far from uniform.  Each jurisdiction determines the details of their own registration process.  This leaves a patchwork of rules for sex offenders that vary widely depending on where a registrant lives or works.

Where PIN Comes In

Probation Information Network developed a list of questions regarding the sex offender registration requirements across the country.  These are questions that might concern the public, victims and their advocates, or those who are facing registration or are currently registered and their loved ones.  We then searched the statutes or code of each jurisdiction for the laws surrounding sex offender registration and notification.  Where necessary, we consulted with the law enforcement agency in charge of the jurisdiction’s registry to provide clear and concise answers to the following questions:

 

    • What is the duration of registration?

How long must a sex offender remain on the registry?  The length of time a sex offender must comply with registration requirements varies widely depending on the jurisdiction where the registrant lives, and the level of the offense committed.  All but 2 jurisdictions offer a path for eventual removal from the registry for at least some of their registrants.

 

    • Must the immediate community be notified directly, either by the offender or law enforcement?

Every jurisdiction has passive community notification in the form of a public sex offender registry website.  Concerned citizens are free to search the website and can sign up for email notifications if a sex offender moves into their neighborhood.  Some jurisdictions go even further and require active notification, where either law enforcement or the offender themselves is required to directly notify the immediate community that a sex offender is in the area.  This can take many forms, including electronic, mail, or in-person notification, publication in local newspapers, and community meetings.

 

    • What are the residence distance restrictions?

Are there any restrictions on where a registered sex offender can live?  Some jurisdictions restrict registrants from living within a measured distance of certain places.  This restriction could be for all registrants, or only for higher-level offenders or those under supervision.  Some jurisdictions do not have a state-wide restriction but do allow local jurisdictions to enact their own.

 

    • What are the employment distance restrictions?

Registered sex offenders are usually restricted from certain types of employment, and from working at establishments that specifically cater to minors.  Some jurisdictions go even further and restrict registrants from working within a measured distance of certain places.

 

    • Is an employer’s information included on the public registry?

Returning citizens of every type need to find employment upon reentry, and sex offenders are no exception.  Some jurisdictions include registrants’ employment information on the public registry website.  This could be the employer’s address or in some cases the name of the employer.

 

    • Are online identifiers included on the public registry?

Some jurisdictions require registered sex offenders to report any identifiers they use online, such as email addresses and social media user names.  In some jurisdictions that information is included on the public registry website, separate from the registrant’s profile, in a feature that allows the pubic to search by specific identifiers.

 

    • Is a state-issued ID required to be labeled?

Some jurisdictions require a state-issued ID, such as a driver’s license, to be labeled to identify the holder as a registered sex offender.  This label could be the words “Sex Offender” printed on the ID in a prominent place or a more subtle designation known to law enforcement.

 

    • What is the cost of registration?

Is there a fee to register as a sex offender?  Some jurisdictions pass on some of their administrative costs to the registrants.  This could be a one-time fee paid only upon initial registration, or an ongoing fee paid annually or quarterly.  Some jurisdictions charge a fee every time a registrant updates their information.

 

    • How long can a registrant be in the state for work or education before registration is required?

Does a sex offender have to register if they work or go to school in a different state?  It depends on the state, and how long the registrant will be there.  Some jurisdictions require registrants to notify authorities immediately, while others allow limited stays without requiring registration.  Registrants currently under supervision usually need permission from their Parole or Probation Officer before traveling and should always consult their supervising officer.

 

    • How long can a registrant visit the state before registration is required?

Can a registered sex offender go on vacation?  Does a sex offender have to register if they visit a different state?  It depends on the state, and how long the registrant will be there.  Some jurisdictions require registrants to notify authorities immediately, while others allow limited stays without requiring registration.  Registrants currently under supervision usually need permission from their Parole or Probation Officer before traveling and should always consult their supervising officer.

 

The answers provided are taken directly from the laws found on the state or territory’s legislative website or, where necessary, from the website of the law enforcement agency in charge of the jurisdiction’s registry.  In some cases, we contacted state or territory officials for clarification and have directly quoted those conversations.

Disclaimer

While we stand by our research, it is for informational purposes only.  It should not be considered legal advice and, while we strive to provide accurate and up to date information, it is not guaranteed to be complete or correct.  We provide links to each jurisdiction’s legislative and law enforcement websites and maintain a directory of lawyers who specialize in sex offender registration laws.  For those currently under supervision, consult with your Parole or Probation Officer for guidance.

6 CMC §1371

(a) Appearance. A sex offender who is required to register as a resident, employee, or student with the SORA-Office/DPS shall, at a minimum, appear in person at the SORA-Office/DPS for purposes of verifying and keeping the registration information and photograph (if needed) current in accordance with the following time frames:

(1) For “Tier 1” offenders, once every year for 15 years from the date of sentencing or if incarcerated from the date of release,

(2) For “Tier 2” offenders, once every 180 days (6 months) for 25 years from the date of sentencing or if incarcerated from the date of release,

(3) For “Tier 3” offenders, once every 90 days (3 months) for the rest of their lives.

 

(c) Reduction of Registration Periods. A sex offender may have their period of registration reduced as follows:

(1) Tier 1 offenders may have their period of registration and verification reduced by 5 years if they have maintained a clean record for 10 consecutive years.

(2) Tier 3 offenders may have their period of registration and verification reduced to 25 years if they were adjudicated delinquent of an offense as a juvenile which required Tier 3 registration and they have maintained a clean record for 25 consecutive years.

The processing DPS personnel must prepare a Public, Private Schools and Day Care Centers Notification and a Community Notification flyer and must mail or hand deliver notifications to the affected areas of the criminal sex offender's declared residence.

1. These notifications shall include, but not limited to:

a current photo of the criminal sex offender
b.  criminal history
c.  each sex offense history or pre-sentence investigation of the sex offense
d.  vehicle registration


2. All legal residents and establishments within 1500 feet of the criminal sex offender's declared residence must be notified.

3. In addition, any other method reasonably expected to provide notification may be utilized by the processing DPS personnel, including but not limited to, posting a copy of the notice in a prominent place closest to the declared residence of the criminal sex offender, publicizing the notice in a local newspaper, or posting electronically, including the internet, or other means available.

 

– CNMI Department of Public Safety

6 CMC §1366

Anyone convicted of a sex offense as an adult involving a minor, while subject to the registration requirements of this article as a Tier 2 or Tier 3 offender, shall not:

(d) Reside or maintain an address for residential purposes at any location within 1000 feet of a playground, school, school bus stop, community center, or other location which is established or designated specifically for the use by or enjoyment of minors and such location is commonly used by minors.

None.

Yes.

 

6 CMC §1374

(a) Required Information. The following information shall be made available to the public on the sex offender registry website:

(4) The address of the sex offender’s employer(s),

No.

 

6 CMC §1374

(b) Prohibited Information. The following information shall not be available to the public on the sex offender registry website:

(5) Internet identifiers.

No.

None.

6 CMC §1367

(b) For any other jurisdiction, foreign, federal, and military convictions, a sex offender must appear in person at the Department of Public Safety within 3 business days of establishing a residence, commencing employment or becoming a student in the Commonwealth.

6 CMC §1367

(b) For any other jurisdiction, foreign, federal, and military convictions, a sex offender must appear in person at the Department of Public Safety within 3 business days of establishing a residence, commencing employment or becoming a student in the Commonwealth.