State Senator Jim Nielsen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2015
CONTACT: Nghia Nguyen @ 916.307.9955
AG Harris Orders CDCR Not to Enforce Jessica’s Law
Ruling Puts Children in Harm’s Way of Sex Offenders
California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris has advised parole officers at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation that sex offender residency restrictions, approved by the voters, would be found unconstitutional in every county. As a result, parole officers will no longer be enforcing residency restrictions prohibiting sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or parks.
“This is outrageous,” said Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber), former Chairman of the Board of Prison Terms and advocate of Jessica’s Law. “This unilateral decision by one politician not only goes against voters’ wishes, it puts children in harm’s way.” Continue reading