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Alderman wants sex offenders banned from libraries in summer

“Chicago’s 78 public libraries would be off-limits to registered sex offenders during summer months, when the buildings tend to be overrun with children, under a pre-emptive public safety crackdown proposed by a Southwest Side alderman. Ald. Marty Quinn (13th) said he’s the father three young daughters acting out of concern for his own children and the 600 kids who participated in the summer library program at West Lawn Library, 4020 W. 63rd St.” (via Sun Times)

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Sex offenders’ access to Jefferson Parish libraries to be restricted

“Some sex offenders would be restricted from entering Jefferson Parish public libraries under a policy that the Parish Council will consider adopting Wednesday. The proposal comes seven months after Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a law generally banning the offenders from libraries. The law, Act 693 of the 2012 legislative session, makes it a crime for a person who has been convicted of sexually abusing a person younger than 13 to enter library property or loiter within 1,000 feet of it. But it exempts offenders who comply with local library policy and directs local libraries to implement a policy by Jan. 1.”

via NOLA.com

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Gov. Jindal announces legislation banning sex offenders from parts of libraries

KTBS – “In Baton Rouge today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced his support for SB 162 by Sen. Dale Erdey, which restricts access to public libraries for certain sex offenders. The legislation will be included in the Governor’s 2012 legislative package. Governor Jindal said, “This session we’re pushing for a number of new laws that continue to crack down on sex predators so they can’t harm children in our state. Like schools and playgrounds, libraries should be a place where children can feel protected.  This legislation is another important step we can take to make our communities safe from sex predators.”

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Sex offender found living in university library bookshelves, was tracked by his dewey decimal

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Sex offender found living in UI library

Sex offender found living in UI library – “Authorities at the University of Illinois are trying to find out how a convicted sex offender came to be living inside a campus library.”

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Bill keeps offenders from voting in schools, libraries

Times Argus Online – “The state’s worst sex offenders would be banned from voting in schools or libraries and instead be made to cast absentee ballots under a bill supporters say would help protect children.”

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