Who's Ready for the Return of the Sex Offender Camp?
When Miami-Dade County cleared out the infamous sex offender camp under the Julia Tuttle Causeway, each resident was given help to pay for six months of rent. Now with that cash about to run out, Sex Offender Camp 2.0 might pop up.
The 92 residents who remained in the camp when it was shut down in March were housed by Lutheran Services of Florida, which had received a $818,000 contract from the county. Although they still could not live within 2,500 feet of places where children congregate, most offenders found homes in small pockets in the community. But the free rent has already ended for some, and the rest of the men will see it dry up by November.
Some sex offenders have already taken to sleeping in fields or on street corners, and the fear is that without proper housing, many more will find themselves homeless again. [Herald]
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