American Bar Association Journal – More than 700,000 people are now registered sex offenders, and some among that group are fighting to change or overturn laws that they consider too harsh.
More than 100 people attended a conference held in Los Angeles a few weeks ago to advocate for reform, the New York Times reports. Those attending the meeting—and other conferences like it—claim the sex offender laws are unconstitutional and ineffective.
In California, for example, sex offenders can’t live within 2,000 feet of a school, park or playground. In the state’s Orange County and several of its cities, sex offenders are banned from visiting public parks or beaches. Full Article