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Sex Offenders Housing Restrictions Are Pointless (Opinion)

On Thursday, Joseph Goldstein of the New York Times reported that “Dozens of sex offenders who have satisfied their sentences in New York State are being held in prison beyond their release dates because of a new interpretation of a state law that governs where they can live.” In short, since 2005, sex offenders in the state can’t live within 1,000 feet of a school, and a February ruling from the state’s Department of Corrections and Community Supervision extended that restriction to homeless shelters. Full Opinion Piece

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  1. Mike

    You are absolutly right they put distant rules on where you can live but if somebody really wanted to hurt someone it does not matter where you live, a case where i live a person who got out of prison for rape lived out of town and not near a school or a park, came into town grabed a 14 year old girl took her over thirty miles out in the middle of nowhere and raped her and beat her and then dismembered her, now that is a rare case but he did not even live in town, you are giving yourself a false sence of security, the U.S. Government ran a test and found out that the chances for a sex offender to recommit a sex crime was between 3.4-6.5% much lower than murderers and drug dealers and gang members, but yet they are punished the worst and never able to live a decent life, may God forgive you

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