The California Supreme Court said Monday that San Diego County’s blanket ban on where sex offenders may live is unconstitutional.
The high court struck down blanket mandatory residency restrictions on San Diego County sex offenders, ruling that the limits had raised the risk of homelessness and hampered the ability of law enforcement to monitor parolees.
The decision applies specifically to San Diego County, where residency requirements established by Jessica’s Law made it impossible for some offenders to find a place to live.
However, the ruling also paves the way for offenders in other counties, particularly those with large cities, to show that such requirements must be relaxed.
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