Sex-offender ban eyed near colleges
Original post made by sue on Aug 16, 2008
| Lawmakers and college administrators are trying to shut paroled sex offenders out of one of the few places they can still live - student neighborhoods near major U.S. universities.
"A convicted sexual felon should not be able to live next-door to your college student," said Alabama state Rep. Jamie Ison, a Republican who sponsored a bill that would include universities under the legal definition of a school.
In Los Angeles, 60 offenders live within a mile of the University of Southern California. Nine live within a mile of Duke University in Durham, N.C. In Chicago, six can be found within a mile of Northwestern University. Within a two-mile radius of Jacksonville University in Florida are 93 paroled sex offenders. Web Link
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