COBB COUNTY, GA (ABSNN) - Approximately one dozen convicted sex offenders who have been released from prison on parole, are being forced to live out in the woods north of Atlanta, Georgia due to the nation's most restrictive laws governing where sex offenders may live after release from prison.
Georgia state law requires sex offenders to register with the sheriff of the county in which they reside, as well as with their parole officers-this is more or less the case in every state.
Georgia, however, goes a bit further to protect its children from sexual predators: it prohibits paroled or registered sex offenders from living, or working within 1000 feet of schools, churches, parks or any other place where children might congregate.
Parole officers direct homeless offenders to the camp as a last resort. Attorneys for several of the men have plans to file suit against the state for forcing the sex offenders to live like animals.
"This is terrible. I'd rather be dead than live like an animal," said one convict who was sentenced for child molestation.
"I mean it; I'd rather be dead!"
"99.9959 % of Georgia's mothers and fathers would also like to see them dead," said an unidentified Cobb County Deputy Sheriff whose beat is Crimes Against Children.