Saturday, February 4, 2017

Report highlights uselessness of residency restrictions

A report from a Fox television station in Wisconsin highlights the uselessness of sex offender residency restrictions.

Reporter Brad Hicks explains how Wisconsin laws require registrants to live near places they're supposed to stay away from, and he highlights the low recidivism rates for sex offenders.
[A]n exhaustive study by the state here in Wisconsin reveals recidivism rates for sex offenders are remarkably low.  More than 16 percent of the overall criminal population re-offends within three years.For sex offenders, it’s 1.5 percent.The gap gets even greater as time goes on. Within 15 years of freedom, more than 46 percent of the general criminal population has re-offended -- a rate eight times higher than sex offenders.
Watch and read the report here.

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