State-wide law implemented to bar sex offenders from living near schools

The state of South Carolina just recently implemented a law passed two years ago banning registered sex offenders from moving into a home 1,000 feet of a school or place where children congregate.

The hold up was caused by slow integration of law enforcement offices into the same database, but the program is now officially up and running.

You can read about the effort in this report at The Post and Courier.

That article also talks about an effort to implement a statewide OffenderWatch program that allows people to be notified when an offender moves or when someone on the registry moves within a mile of a specified address — but Beaufort County actually implemented that in mid-December 2010; read about how to use it here.

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