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Florida prohibits sex offenders from using hurricane shelters

[JURIST] A new Florida policy that took effect on June 1 bans sex offenders [FDLE Sex Offenders and Predators website] from public hurricane shelters [list, by county] if they are under state supervision and not permitted near children. Instead, they must report to a prison, where they are kept under supervision by authorities though not incarcerated. Six offenders reported to a prison during Hurricane Dennis in July and the number is expected to increase [Miami Herald report] as peak hurricane season arrives. AP has more.

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