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Second Chance Sex Offenders

Stacey travels to Florida where sex offenders are punished for ever. But do sex offenders deserve a second chance, or are their crimes impossible to forgive?

Stacey travels to Florida where sex offenders face restrictions for life. But there is a battle raging about these laws - do they protect children, or are they just in place to make the public feel better?

Stacey spends time with offenders and lawmakers to consider if it is possible for sex offenders to be rehabilitated. Do they ever deserve a second chance, or are their crimes impossible to forgive?

Once sex offenders leave prison in Florida, they are put on a publicly available register for life, and neighbours are informed of where they live. Stacey meets the police officers in one county who have taken the laws to the extreme - by placing 5ft red signs outside sexual predators' houses. They are the most serious class of offender, and most have committed crimes against children under 13.

Convicted sex offenders on the register are also subject to residency restrictions, which prevent them from living near places where children congregate - like schools, parks and even bus stops. As a result of these living restrictions, offenders have retreated to live in remote parts of Florida, away from built up areas.

Stacey also spends time with offenders in a small, isolated settlement called Miracle Village. Surrounded for miles by sugar cane fields, offenders living here have committed a range of sexual crimes against children - from molesting children to watching child pornography.

2 months left to watch

57 minutes

Last on

Tue 31 Jul 2018 23:45

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:15

    Elvis Presley

    I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')

  • 00:23

    The Zombies

    Time Of The Season

  • 00:27

    Nick Drake

    Cello Song

  • 00:34

    The Ronettes

    Sweet Sixteen

  • 00:36

    Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

    Shop Around 

  • 00:47

    Pink Floyd

    Wish You Were Here

  • 00:58

    Johnny Cash

    The Beast In Me

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Stacey Dooley
Executive Producer Fran Baker
Producer Liza Williams
Editor Matt Huxford
On-line editing Liam Shanagher
Production Manager Hayley Rivett
Assistant Producer Candace Davies
Production Department Alison Lewis
Sound Mixer Gemma Thorn
Camera Operator Joshua Montalvo

Broadcasts

  • Tue 31 Jul 2018 22:45
  • Tue 31 Jul 2018 23:45

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