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Greenlit: Sex Offenders, BBC2

Sex Offenders w/t (1 x 60′) –  Louis Theroux  looks at how California deals with sex offenders after release from prison. Under strict parole conditions, they are tagged with GPS devices and kept under constant watch. Under Megan’s Law, they are placed on a register for life, and anyone can find out their identity and learn about their past crimes, while under Jessica’s Law, they cannot live near parks or schools and many are separated from their families. Louis enters the twilight world of hostels and homelessness and talks with extraordinary openness to convicted sex offenders and those charged with monitoring them to ask questions about the purpose and effects of these laws.

Channel: BBC2

Producer: BBC

TX: Spring 2014

Source: BBC press release

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