Earlier today, the Sacramento Bee posted the following editorial about the unintended consequences of Jessica’s Law:
Sometimes bad laws have a way of coming back to bite the people most responsible for enacting them. That’s the case with state Sen. George Runner, the principal sponsor of Proposition 83, the 2006 initiative popularly known as Jessica’s Law, which voters approved overwhelmingly.
Among other things, the law severely restricts where sexual offenders can live after they are released from prison. Under its provisions, those convicted of rape or child molestation or even misdemeanor indecent exposure cannot live within 2,000 feet of a school or a park.
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