Sex Offender Roundup Begins Today

By John Simerman
Contra Costa Times

State parole agents today will start arresting perhaps hundreds of recently paroled sex criminals, many of whom could land back in prison for living too close to schools and parks under Proposition 83, corrections officials said Thursday.

Plans for an aggressive roundup of parolee sex offenders who live within 2,000 feet of schools and parks where children "regularly gather" were announced a day after the California Supreme Court blocked the state from forcing four parolees to move out of the zones or have their parole revoked. full story

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