Calif. Site Alerts Public When Sex Offenders Flee
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s corrections department has created a website to warn the public when paroled sex offenders flee from supervision.
The website unveiled Tuesday lets the public sign up for e-mailed alerts when parolees are added to the list. The notices include the names, descriptions and photographs of missing parolees, as well as the county where they were living.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last week ordered corrections officials to publicize runaway sex-offender parolees in response to recent attacks in Bakersfield and San Diego County. In both cases, parolees had discarded the GPS ankle bracelets that track their movements.
The department already notifies law enforcement agencies when parolees disappear. The public can sign up for the alerts on the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Web site.
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