“Pocket Parks” Reduce Housing Options for People Convicted of Sex Crimes

In a trend that is gaining momentum throughout the country, a growing number of communities are establishing tiny parks in an effort to drive registered sex offenders out of town. The tactic takes advantage of laws that place residency restrictions on people convicted of certain sexual offenses, often barring offenders from living near schools, playgrounds and other places where children are likely to congregate. Strategy may be detrimental to public safety According to a recent article in the New York Times, some of these new playgrounds - nicknamed "pocket parks" - are so…Read more