Monday, February 17, 2014

WI - Sex offender who can't find a home told to sleep in jail

Homeless man
Original Article

Since when did homelessness due to draconian and unconstitutional laws become a crime? If this man is not on probation / parole we do not think they can force him to stay at the jail.


By Ashley Luthern

_____, a registered sex offender, has nowhere to live because of local sex offender laws so the Wisconsin Department of Corrections is requiring him to report to the Racine County jail every night, according to the Journal Times.

_____, who is applying for jobs to save money for rent, told the Journal Times that he would rather stay in the jail at night than be homeless. Some attorneys have questioned the legality of the statewide practice of holding homeless sex offenders in jail.

Mount Pleasant, Racine, Sturtevant and Caledonia have ordinances that limit how close offenders can live to schools, day cares, churches, parks and playgrounds.

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