The DOC says on Halloween, all high risk sex offenders and sex offenders with child victims who are under supervision, have to stay inside of their home, with outside lights turned off beginning at 6:00 PM. They are not allowed to hand out candy, participate in Halloween related activities, or put out decorations.
Sex Offenders who are registered as homeless and are under DOC supervision, are required to go to a Probation and Parole Office at 5:30 PM, and stay until 9:00 PM on Saturday.
“The Department of Correction is taking reasonable precautions to ensure that children and families enjoy a safe trick-or-treating experience,” Commissioner Robert Coupe said today. “Probation officers will be on patrol in our communities to verify that sex offenders under our supervision are following the restrictions on their movement and activities on Halloween night.”
Officials say there will also be teams of Probation and Parole officers out on Saturday night, doing residence checks at the homes of sex offenders. Last year, DOC says Probation Officers made 347 residence visits, during which they took 5 offenders into custody for violating the terms of their probation.