Thursday, June 1, 2006
Increased Struggle to Find Housing of Paroled Sex Offenders
California Corrections Officials are struggling as never before to find housing for a steady stream of high-risk sex offenders after they are released from prison. In one county, officials have had to resort to housing a handful of sex offenders in a state parole office.
The housing challenge grew tougher this year due to the signing of a new law preventing convicted child molesters classified as high-risk from living within half a mile of any kindergarten through high school, public or private, while they are on parole. More. . . [Mark Godsey]