Jackson County, Florida is considering enacting a Sex Offender Residency Restriction. According to this article, the county currently has a 1000 foot ordinance, which they are looking to increase to 2500 feet.
“Our whole goal is not to punish anyone, it’s just to make our community safer,” Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Quinton Hollis said.
In fact, studies have shown that residency restrictions DO NOT make the communities safer and may even increase recidivism by destabilizing former offenders. SORRs were just declared to be punitive in the City of Ft. Lauderdale.
A meeting on the proposed change will be held on April 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM in the Jackson County Administration Building, 2864 Madison Street. Marianna, Florida 32448, Telephone: (850) 482- 9633
You can contact the commissioners through these links:
We are looking for a member or members who are in or near Jackson County, Florida, who can speak at the meeting and read FAC’s position statement. If you are able to, please contact [email protected].