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FL - Bridge Still Home For Miami Sex Offenders

NPR Article

State judges in Miami are being asked to mediate a dispute that involves the city, the state and a growing colony of sex offenders.

The colony is an encampment of tents and shacks under a Miami bridge that began when corrections officers began ordering offenders there a few years ago. The shantytown was created in response to local laws that restrict where sex offenders can live.

Now, local and state officials are trading charges about who's to blame for creating the situation and who should fix it.

Village Of Tents

It started more than two years ago — a few tents pitched under a bridge on Miami's Julia Tuttle Causeway. Today, it's a well-established shantytown. More than 80 people make their home under the bridge.

There are half a dozen wooden shacks, some with cooking and toilet fa

Added: Jul-21-2009 Occurred On: Jul-21-2009
By: SexOffenderIssues
Tags: sex, sexual, offender, issues, sex offender, sexual offender, florida, miami, miami-dade, homeless, julia tuttle, julia tuttle causeway,
Location: Miami, Florida, United States (load item map)
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