Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sheriff Tells Registered Sex Offenders To Attend Church At County Jail

In Graham County, North Carolina, the sheriff last month sent a letter (full text) to the 20 registered sex offenders in his county telling them that a North Carolina law barring offenders from being within 300 feet of premises where minors are supervised means that they may not attend church. The letter continues:
This is an effort to protect the citizens and children of the community.... That is why I am letting you know that if you want to go to a church service you are welcome to come to the Graham Co. Jail on Sunday's to attend church services.
Reporting yesterday, WCNC News  says that Sheriff Danny Millsaps now concedes that his wording may not have been totally correct, but he stands by his interpretation of the law.