The Madison Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender's release when; in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense.
This sex offender has served the incarceration sentence imposed on him by the courts and is on supervision. He is NOT wanted by the police at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.
Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but it was not until Act 440 was enacted that permitted law enforcement to share this information with the community. Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will NOT be tolerated.
Brian Lins is registered with the Sex Offender Registry. Agents of the Wisconsin Division of Community Corrections specializing in intensive supervision will supervise Lins. If Lins violates any of the rules or conditions of his parole, he will be taken into custody and placed in confinement pending review of possible revocation proceedings. Witnessed violations should be reported to the Madison Police Department.
Brian Lins will be living at 310 E Mifflin St., Madison, WI. In 2009, Lins was convicted Burglary-Building or Dwelling.
If you would like more information about this subject, please contact the Madison Police Department (608) 266-4418 and request a community meeting.
Additional Sex Offender Information:
As of the date of this bulletin, there are over 24,000 sex offenders who have registered as required in the State of Wisconsin. There are over 5,700 sex offenders on probation or parole throughout the State. Approximately 1,000 of these are registered to Dane County addresses, with over half of those registered to addresses within the city limits of Madison. 75% of these offenders are on probation, having served no time in a prison.