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Sex-Offender Housing Rules Relaxed in California

State will decide on a case-by-case basis if they can live near schools, parks

(Newser) - In an attempt to cut down on the number of transient sex offenders wandering around without a place to call home, California state prison officials announced yesterday they'd be relaxing rules that ban all registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park, the... More »

Sex Offenders Can Live by Schools, Playgrounds

Law restricting location of where criminals can live is unconstitutional: court

(Newser) - Sex offenders can now live close to schools and playgournds in Los Angeles County, a California court has ruled. Sections of a law requiring convicted offenders to live away from areas where children congregate is unconstitutional, declared Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza. He said some sex offenders... More »

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