California gives sex offenders 45 days to comply with Jessica’s Law and move away from schools and parks

The Sacramento Bee reports:

As many as 2,100 newly paroled sex offenders are living illegally near schools and parks under the tough residency requirements passed overwhelmingly by California voters last fall, the state corrections secretary said Wednesday.

The department will give the parolees 45 days to find new homes, a move that could spark renewed conflicts in communities throughout the state as sex offenders seek to comply with the law.

“We want to be public that we have some people who are out of compliance but … we are fully committed, and the governor is fully committed, to complying with the housing component of Jessica’s Law,” James Tilton, director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, told The Associated Press late Wednesday.

Tilton said the moves could leave some parolees homeless or force them to live in substandard housing.

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