FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

FAC Submits Formal Complaint to UN Human Rights Council Regarding Treatment of Sex Offenders

LAKE MONROE, FLORIDA – May 11, 2015 – Last week the Florida Action Committee, a Florida-based non-profit advocacy organization, filed a complaint to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The complaint concerns the treatment of over one hundred seventy (170) registrants living homeless along the railroad tracks along Northwest 71st Street and 36th Court in Miami, Florida.

Most are living at that location because of harsh residency restrictions that prevent them from living in most of Miami-Dade County. Many were sent to live there by their probation officers or were evicted from a nearby trailer park because it was said there was a school within 2500 feet. All are living without shelter, sanitation, running water, access to electricity or other basic necessities. Studies have consistently concluded that residency restrictions are an ineffective sex offender management tool.

The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights affords certain rights to all human beings. Among those rights are the right to life, liberty and security of person. The rights further provide that no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

FAC’s complaint requests the United Nations Human Rights Council investigate what is taking place not only in Miami-Dade, but throughout the State of Florida and in States and Communities throughout the United States.

 

For More Information:

Gail Colletta, President Florida Action Committee

[email protected]

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