After a sex offender is released from jail or prison, he or she may remain under supervision probation depending on the nature of the crime. Sex offenders may be supervised in their day-to-day activities in order to protect their victims, vulnerable people and the general public. Sex offenders have other rules and regulations to follow.
Here are some of the rules and regulations sex offender must abide by: The offender must remain available for contact as directed by his or her probation officer.
The offender must remain within specified geographic boundaries. Generally, the address is reviewed to assess potential risks to the community. Also, depending on the crime, offenders may not be permitted to live near schools, child care facilities or parks where children play. The offender cannot relocate without permission. The offender may or may not be allowed access to a personal computer depending on the nature of his or her crime.
If a computer is allowed, it may have blocks installed to prevent access to specific types of sites or information. Offenders may not own or have in their possession any magazines, videos, telephones or anything else with pornographic content, nor can they patronize any establishment in the sex industry.
Offenders are not allowed to be in possession of any drugs, alcohol or mood altering substances unless they have been prescribed by a doctor.
Offenders may or may not be allowed contact of any kind with past or potential victims, including family members. That is an issue the court will decide.
Offenders must submit to regular urine, breathalyzer or DNA testing. Offenders may not own, use or possess firearms or ammunition. Sexual deviancy counseling from state-certified counselors.
Chemical dependency treatment and counseling through organizations like AA and others. Education, work and community service are encouraged, but with review and management of any potential risk.