IN: Homeless sex offender living on jail property Sheriff hopes to monitor, motivate future offenders with new plan

A unique plan hatched by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office has lead to five homeless registered sex offenders moving to permanent residences, and one to live in a tent on Boone County Jail property.

Last week, a resident saw online that a registered sex offender had used the Whitestown Meijer store address as his own. The man was living in a car in the grocery store parking lot. The issue came to the attention of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, the only law enforcement agency in the county charged with keeping track of the 93 sex offenders who reside and work in Boone County.

The sheriff’s office staff looked into the issue and found a total of six sex offenders who were homeless – five who lived in their cars and one residing in a tent underneath the railroad overpass on State Road 32 in Lebanon.

The BCSO sent a message to or visited the six offenders, and told them that unless they could find permanent residence, their new address was now 1905 Indianapolis Avenue – the Boone County Jail. Full Article

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So the architects of the problem are blaming people for not being able to navigate the impossible maze while fully admitting its making things less safe for everyone, both for the RC’s and residents.

“He’s being shunned, and I shun him to a point as well, but the guy is still a human being, and we still have to treat him like a human being.”

What a contradictory statement! This is typical of ALL LE officers who think they’re “balancing the rights” of public safety and those made to register. Sorry, but there is no “war” to win because there is no established link between community notification and public safety.

It’s a pervasive myth that the public reserves the right to know where sex offenders live in the first place. The cops are not doing anything but picking up a paycheck while doing relatively nothing. They’re basically taking credit for the sun coming up. They falsely believe the registry is a deterrent that holds offenders responsibly and accountable – it doesn’t! Further, the registry allows the local police to take false credit for protecting children which I personally find obnoxious and laughable.

The homeless languishing in this story is living proof Megan’s law is a spectacular failure.

The registry promotes hate, resentment and animosity. Not public safety.

How in the heck is that not like parole??? It sounds damn near identical to parole!

*Stay outraged, Very, very well said. Take that to the masses of this great nation!!!!!
*Paul, Very, very well said. Take that to the Judges of this great nation!!!!!

You know if there was actually a frightening and high 80% recidivism rate then I could understand everyones concern and subsequent fear. Even though I don’t agree with any type of registry, I can see it justified, not constitutional, but justified, so really a lot of the blame for this draconian scheme is directly related to the statement in McKune. Correcting this fallacy is the only way to combat this onslaught, and war against it’s own citizens, that the legislature is throwing at us, and the courts and public opinion largely support these laws simply because of the fact that these “demagogue” politicians push these falsehoods in the media and every chance they get. I am really anxious and curious on how these prickkkks are going to try to defend the registration scheme against my onslaught of facts and empirical evidence that I provided in my motion. This should be very interesting since I feel like we have created a masterpiece of a legal doc that should become mandatory reading in law schools around the country. The judge is either going to see it as a clusterfukk of an attempt in legalise or as the masterpiece for the canons for years to come.I have been reading through it and I still see flawless arguments.

We must not forget the false facts that criminal records are easily attainable public records, because they are not, and even court records or cases are extremely difficult to obtain without a need to know basis, or they are in published opinions. This fact cannot and will not go unchallenged in my case, I may even need to amend my complaint to include this argument if necessary, but I am definitely going to bring it up in court so that it will be a proper, and on the record, argument on appeal. As long as I don’t buckle under pressure and stay focused they don’t stand a chance of prevailing. The thing is that they are going to fight vehemently to keep this monstrosity afloat, this is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, errors by the legislature, and judicial branches of government ever. Just think how far reaching the tentacles go, and how many orgs and entities are dependent on this scheme, worldwide. If the courts are of any reasonable mind and uphold their oaths of office then they are going to shut this entire scheme down, regardless of how dependent all these entities are on it’s continuance and regardless of the monetary isdues involved. None of that matters, neither does any record or conduct that surround my conviction, because I know they are going to attempt to bias the court and record, by regurgitating what the DA or judges, or probation reports all said about me, none of that is relevant, and if they want to re-litigate, or have a re-sentencing hearing, then provide me due process for me to present extenuating and mitigating factors, and state on the record why the court considers a lifetime of punishments and supervision is either necessary, or justified in my case.

Agreed, it is relative as to what easily accessible means. You are absolutely correct that a lot of these records can be accessed pr obtained through a multitude of entities, but, it isn’t the same as just a click of a mouse and a zip code. In almost, if not all, these cases a person must have personal information regarding the individual, or case, that they are searching for, point one, point 2, this maybe accessible as you state where you are, but I have searched and researched extensively online and through phone calls and other inquires, my information is not easily attainable with my name, date of birth, local, ss card #, and numerous other identifying information. Even then you have to have a need to know basis and agree to and go through a plethora of disclosures, and provide all your personal information in order to access that information. It also does not include current name, photo, address, vehicle, schools, photos, all of which is private personal information that not even the DMV, social security department, gov. medical records, tax boards, IRS or Franchise tax board, non of these entities can disseminate my personal information without my written permission. Those are actually easily accessable public info if you know how to access them, or if you have a need to know basis, or if you give consent, which even when applying for a job or application for housing, you sign and agrre to background checks.