Arizona is not unique in its struggles to monitor and house sex offenders. No state does it well, experts say. An eight-month review by The Arizona Republic found troubling gaps in Arizona’s system of registering and monitoring sex offenders, with overlapping laws and restrictions contributing to homelessness among high-risk offenders.
In central Phoenix and Tucson, many homeless sex offenders who are required to provide an address to authorities register to street corners because they have nowhere else to go. That leaves many homeless offenders largely unmonitored despite authorities’ efforts to track them. Full Article