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

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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.

The Post and Courier also reports on the upcoming 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; read about both programs here.

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