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It’s Time to Rethink Our Approach to Sex Offenders

Each year, 10,000 to 20,000 sex offenders are released from prisons into communities that aren’t quite ready to accept them back. Restrictions on where offenders can live and loiter are a popular legal strategy to keep children out of reach of sexual predators, but in reality they keep offenders an arm’s length away from affordable housing and employment. Full Article

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So what type of publication is this? A blog, a newspaper, an online newspaper, or what?

From their website:

Our publications include a bimonthly print magazine and a dynamic website, In partnership with our parent organization, the non-profit Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media and Public Policy, Pacific Standard works with national organizations focused on the social and behavioral sciences, bringing public discussions to live audiences.

Wow good article . I liked the end where it says COSA volunteers are helping sex offenders find jobs housing and even friends wow I would like some Friends.

I just want to thank the authors of this and the other PS Mag article for writing their stories. It is rare that I see anything printed which isn’t filled with negative sensationalism.

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