FL: Jackson County Proposes 2500 feet Sex Offender Residency Restriction


Jackson County, Florida is considering enacting a Sex Offender Residency Restriction (SORR). According to this article, the county currently has a 1000 foot ordinance, which they are looking to increase to 2500 feet.

“Our whole goal is not to punish anyone, it’s just to make our community safer,” Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Quinton Hollis said.

In fact, studies have shown that residency restrictions DO NOT make the communities safer and may even increase recidivism by destabilizing former offenders. SORRs were just declared to be punitive in the City of Ft. Lauderdale.

A meeting on the proposed change will be held on April 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM in the Jackson County Administration Building, 2864 Madison Street. Marianna, Florida 32448, Telephone: (850) 482- 9633

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“Our whole goal is not to punish anyone, it’s just to make our community safer,”

Oh. Well in that case….

What a jack ass!

I’m from Florida and even I had to look up where the hell is Jackson county. lol.

Either they have been under a rock not aware of the stats/studies and recent court rulings in regards to SORR or they are just another ” who ? ” county trying to make a name for themselves and finally follow the trails of the more known/popular counties.

This is so stupid and I never understood this. Registrants already living there would be grandfathered in according to this Sheriff. So that means that even the most ” potentially ” dangerous people will still be there within a block from schools and children and they can’t do anything about it. So why even do this other than immobilizing citizens, creating homelessness and making a mess all together as it has been shown to do. e.i., Miami Dade.

This tells you how absolutely clueless the Politicians that people elect are. They carry ZERO knowledge about what the hell they are legislating. They’re children in suits pretending to be ‘holy adult civil servants’. Pathetic.

Did they not see the other FLA case earlier this week on this topic and it’s outcome? Someone please inform them.

I was grandfathered here in FL and have been in the same location for 30 years before and after my case. Been off probation for some time and nothing has happened from me or others(RC) like me nearby that would threatened the community. I’m near schools and parks and I don’t even pay attention to them or care for them. Everybody living normal lives.

1000 ft, 2500 ft, why not just make it 10,000 ft? I’m really surprised no one has gone above 2500 ft since the more distance, the greater the child safety right? Should we be afraid if we are in a plane during take off or landing and the plain is flying too close to a school or park? Maybe we need to check the flight routes near airports we use? Parks are often near airports since that is better than flying over homes. Even though we will win at reversing many of these unconstitutional laws, it may take years to educate every politician in the United States to stop passing these useless laws.