Michael Rothfeld, a journalist with the LA Times, reported this morning that “a state panel is urging the governor and legislators to change ‘Jessica’s Law,’ saying its restrictions on where sex offenders can live are counterproductive and calling the nearly $25 million a year spent to house them a poor use of taxpayers’ money.”
The residency restrictions, “passed by voters more than two years ago in Proposition 83, have never been shown to prevent new crimes and may reduce public safety, the panel says.”
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