Suffolk turns to trailers for homeless sex offender housing

Suffolk County has implemented a new strategy for keeping sex offenders from clustering in certain towns. Chief Deputy Commissioner of Social Services Greg Blass says trailers that house up to five

News 12 Staff

Feb 16, 2007, 11:23 PM

Updated 6,356 days ago

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Suffolk County has implemented a new strategy for keeping sex offenders from clustering in certain towns.
Chief Deputy Commissioner of Social Services Greg Blass says trailers that house up to five homeless convicts at a time are being used as temporary emergency housing. According to Blass, two security officers guard the trailers during the 8 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. curfew. The trailers are moved after a week or two to different county-owned properties.
County officials only give out the trailers' location to police. The general public can then obtain the information on related Web sites, like Parents for Megan's Law.
For previous News 12 Long Island coverage of sex offender trailers, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and click on iO Extra.Related Information:Family WatchdogMapSexOffenders.comU.S. Department of JusticeParents for Megan's Law


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