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CT: Problems With Drug, Sex Offender Zones

Do crime-free zones around schools and other places where children gather actually protect children?

The question will be aired in the next session of the General Assembly because of two proposals, one that seeks to reduce the size of drug-free zones around schools and another that would create zones around schools where sex offenders couldn’t live.

The Connecticut Sentencing Commission has unanimously approved a recommendation to scale back the state’s drug-free zone from 1,500 feet to 200 feet of school property. Meanwhile, two legislators are proposing a bill that would prohibit registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a school or day-care center. Full Article

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  1. Avig

    The article is sensible and rational. I hope California adopts a similar point of view.

    Personal note. When I was in college (1969) it was illegal to have a liquor store within a mile of campus. You won’t believe it, but that restriction did not stop the students from drinking like fish.

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