The owners of the Pleasant Night Inn have said they no longer wish to house registered sex offenders.

In a letter to the Jefferson County Department of Social Services, for which the Inn provides rooms to house people in emergency housing programs, owner Pratesh R. Patel requested that no registered sex offenders be placed in the hotel.

“As of July 18, 2022, we have amended our hotel policy to no longer accept registered sex offenders at our location,” Mr. Patel said in the letter. “We would also ask that any client of yours that has a violent or disruptive history no longer be placed at our hotel.”

On Sunday, Mayor Burto said he was happy to see the owner implement an internal policy barring sex offenders from the hotel, after public pressure and even a small protest outside the hotel.

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