May 3, 2013
State pays high rent to house some sex offenders
"MILWAUKEE (AP) — The state pays some landlords significantly higher rent than average to house some sex offenders, a practice that has prompted a legislative audit on the supervised released program.
The Department of Health Services, which runs the program, pays $1,500 a month for a 480-square-foot house in Manitowoc — about five times the going rate, according to WISN-TV in Milwaukee. The state is also paying $2,400 a month for a 1,100-square-foot home for two sex offenders in Milwaukee — about the same rent as a lakefront high-rise apartment."
Published: Friday, May 3, 2013 2:02 AM MDT
Sheriff’s office: Suspect should not have been in sex offender registry
"KINGMAN — A man arrested last month in Mohave Valley for failure to register as a sex offender in Arizona should not have been listed as a sex offender in the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s database after his 2009 conviction had been overturned by a military court of criminal appeals.
That’s the conclusion of an investigation conducted by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office following the April 22 arrest of 32-year-old MJ.P.
A timeline in the case was prepared by Lt. Randy McNally of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and provided to the Mohave Valley Daily News, which received information from P’s associates, friends and family members that indicated he should not have been charged with the sex offender violation because that criminal conviction had been removed from his record."
Other counties use shelters, trailers to house sex offenders