The Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin have another interesting newsletter with a long article about registration under the AWA. Here's a taste:
The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act creates extensive duties for persons convicted of sex offenses. These duties include registering with the appropriate jurisdictions, updating registration when there are any changes, and appearing periodically in person to confirm registration information. Registration information is shared with other agencies, and much of it must be made available to the public through publicly accessible offender websites.
The article is entirely factual but provides a wonderful one-stop resource for someone looking to learn the basics of the AWA.
Sentencing Law & Policy has posted about the same newsletter here.