Florida limits on sex offenders turning many homeless

It began when lawmakers crafted laws with the best intentions — keeping convicted sex offenders away from children.

Then the laws had an unexpected consequence: Today, anywhere from 30 to 40 convicted sex offenders in the state — who mostly live in South Florida — can't find homes, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

The problem is expected to get worse as more convicts are released — and they find it nearly impossible to find housing. It is this dilemma that is highlighted in a bill now making its way through the Florida Legislature.

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