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Monday, February 20, 2006

Mississippi: Sex Offenders in High Places

Jackson, Mississippi (AP): The state of Mississippi plans to plaster the names and faces of convicted sex offenders on billboard advertisements along local highways. The agency hopes to have as many as 100 billboards ready by summer with pictures and names of sex offenders who are currently in prison. The signs will include details about the prisoners' convictions. 

But Nsombi Lambright, head of the American Civil Liberties Union in Mississippi, raised the obvious question and concern. "Why is it necessary to put them on billboards if they're already serving?" she asked. It'll just be a big waste of money. Story from Findlaw. . . [Mark Godsey]

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