Sex Offender Research and News

  • Local facility to house homeless sex offenders
    12-17-2014 Ohio: MANSFIELD – The Richland County Community Corrections Board approved a change Wednesday to admit some homeless county sex offenders to a local facility. Nothing Into Something Real Estate is a faith-based nonprofit agency with headquarters in Columbus. Representatives from the group proposed two changes at Wednesday’s meeting. One change would expand the eligibility for the

  • Parks Board decision on restricting sex offenders pushed back
    12-15-2014 Indiana: Enforcement remains a concern for several Vigo County Park Board members, as the board on Monday continued its discussion of whether or not people listed on the state’s sex offender registry should be banned from visiting county parks. County Attorney Michael Wright told the board that the Indiana Supreme Court overturned an ordinance in Jeffersonville, found

  • Bill would add public indecency to sex offender list
    12-3-2014 Ohio: Columbus -- Individuals who expose their private parts or engage in sexual conduct in public in view of children could end up on the state's sex offender registry, under legislation being considered in the Ohio Senate. SB 358 seeks to prohibit such behavior if it's "likely to be viewed by and affront minors" and would increase criminal penalties against perpetrators, according

  • R.I. prison system lacks resources to care for mentally ill inmates
    12-15-2014 Rhode Island: CRANSTON — To reach D-mod, a specialized unit at the High Security Center of the Adult Correctional Institutions, you must pass through a series of steel doors manned by guards inside fortified control booths. You must be escorted by at least one correctional officer — on this day, William Galligan, a lieutenant. Louis A. Cerbo, the Department of Corrections’ clinical

  • Corrections Officials Revise Policies to Release More Violent, Sex Offenders
    12-13-2014 Oklahoma: Pushing to reduce prison overcrowding, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections has quietly changed its policies to give early releases to greater numbers of violent and sex offenders, according to agency documents obtained by Oklahoma Watch. The department is doing so by relaxing policies that determine which types of inmates can receive early-release credits, when those