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August 6th, 2013
10:42 PM ET

KTH: Revolving door parole

Convicted sex offenders in many California counties are arrested and often spend less than 24 hours in jail.  Why?  Mostly because of an 18 month old law that requires these offenders going to local, already overcrowded county faciities rather than state prisons. 360's Drew Griffin is Keeping them Honest.


Filed under: Drew Griffin • Keeping Them Honest
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  1. Victoria Broussard, Esq.

    This story has me in tears; this is horrid and a threat to justice everywhere. I am Texas attorney and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and have lent my voice to the millions of others who are advocates for stricter laws for offenders and state assistance in the form of counseling and therapy for victims of convicted offenders. I am telling my story in the form of a fiction novel called "i-Comfortable Victim", which will be available in stores and online next summer. The states have a legitimate and compelling state interest to keep citizens safe from known criminals and the states are doing a piss poor job. Victims and families of victims will be heard; the silenced will be silent no more. This was a needless rape and killing of an elderly woman and this monster should never see the light of day again. ~Victoria Broussard, The Law Office of Victoria Broussard

    September 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm |
  2. Helen Harberts

    The story on AB 109 and the parole issue is long over due. Kudos to Drew Griffin and CNN for this story. California has created a catastrophe for public safety through AB 109. Instead of following research and doing intelligent planning, they just hit the dump truck lever and ran away. Irresponsible conduct by our legislature (on both sides). A moron could come up with a better criminal justice design.

    August 7, 2013 at 2:28 am |

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