In this episode of "Stacey Dooley Investigates" British journalist Stacey Dooley travels to Florida to see how laws which give sex offenders a second chance are working.
Once sex offenders have left prison in Florida they are all put on a list which is publicly available showing where they live and what type of crimes they committed, much like in Britain. Those who have children or those who are just concerned in general can look and see if any are living close to them. Except some police officers have gone one step further and placed big signs in front of the most serious offender's homes who have committed crimes against children under the age of 13 to make it blatantly obvious of their residence to locals.
Does this really mean they are "Second Chance Sex Offenders"? The law says they cannot live near schools, parks or anywhere children may frequent which is why a lot of them have travelled into remote regions of Florida. Stacy speaks to some of these back and beyond offenders who have been convicted for a variety of sex crimes in varying degrees of severity.