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Social Media Ban for Paroled Sex-Offenders

Posted On: December 10, 2013 by Marc Neff

A New Jersey court has recently ruled that paroled sex offenders can be barred from social media websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and other online social networks. Two paroled sex-offenders challenged the restriction saying that the social networks were important ways to get news and find business opportunities.

The three-judge panel ruled that the offenders can be kept off the social networks as a condition of parole. The judges note, that social networks are an important facet of modern life but, there are good reasons to keep the parole restrictions in place, “The provisions are legitimately aimed at restricting such offenders from participating in unwholesome interactive discussion on the Internet with children or strangers who might fall prey to their potential recidivist behavior.”

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