New York does not release sex offenders from prison who cannot find a home that adheres to the state’s strict residency restrictions. An appeals court has ruled against this practice. The court cannot dictate what measures should be taken but has said this:

“Nevertheless, its passive approach of leaving the primary obligation to locate housing to an individual confined in a medium security prison facility 100 miles from his family and community, without access to information or communication resources beyond that afforded to other prison inmates, falls far short of the spirit and purpose of the legislative obligation imposed upon DOCCS to assist in this process.”

Read the article by Adam Klasfeld for Courthouse News Service:

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