Suffolk to house sex offenders in mini-shelters

WOODBURY - Suffolk's Department of Social Services has unveiled a plan to set up six mini-shelters across the county for convicted sex offenders.

Newsday reports that no more than six homeless sex offenders could live in any shelter, and only one mini-shelter would be set up per town.

So far, the shelters' locations have not been announced.

The mini-shelters would replace the controversial sex offender trailers in Riverhead and Westhampton.

Officials say the first mini-shelter could open by this summer.

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