TED Conversations

Robert Winner


This conversation is closed. Start a new conversation
or join one »

Housing sex offenders

The latest "cause craze" is that the states are not doing enough to find housing for sex offenders.

There are areas that sex offenders cannot live and they cannot live within 1000 feet of a school. As they must register and file a address this presents a problem for those who cannot find a place to live. Some claim a intersection as their home of record and live the homeless life. Some groups are demanding that the states develop a system for housing convicted sex offenders.

Is this the responsibility of a state?


Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb
    Dec 10 2012: It seems like a simple choice a) The state organises appropriate accomodation for sex offenders or b) We let known sex offenders disappear into the world of the homeless where they will be desperate for money and food.
    I think I choose a)

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.