The Jefferson family of Birchwood Village, Minnesota decided to take in sex offender Joseph Zacher. They wished to create a stable environment for him to prevent recidivism. The small town of 878 reacted with hysteria and hatred, doing whatever possible to make it impossible for sex offenders to live in Birchwood.

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