ACLU: Suit set­tled over lim­it­ing sex of­fend­ers at shel­ters

Pawtucket Times - - OBITUARIES / REGION -

PROV­I­DENCE (AP) — Ad­vo­cates for the home­less have set­tled a law­suit chal­leng­ing a law that lim­its the num­ber of reg­is­tered sex of­fend­ers at shel­ters.

The law puts a 10-per­cent limit on the num­ber of shel­ter beds given to reg­is­tered sex of­fend­ers. The state wasn’t en­forc­ing it while a judge con­sid­ered the le­gal chal­lenge.

The Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union of Rhode Is­land said Wed­nes­day that un­der the set­tle­ment agree­ment, shel­ter providers won’t ex­ceed the lim­i­ta­tions as long as they re­port the names of peo­ple housed overnight to lo­cal po­lice and that they’ve con­sid­ered avail­able al­ter­na­tive shel­ters or hous­ing.

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