Do offenders have restrictions on where they can live?
It depends on whether the offender is under supervision by the Department of Corrections / Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration. If offenders are under supervision, they have certain limitations or restrictions placed on them by the Department of Corrections or the sentencing court upon their release from incarceration. These may include:
  • Residency Restrictions
  • Not Being Around Children
  • Having a Curfew
  • Not Drinking Alcohol or Taking Drugs

If they are found to be in violation of their restrictions, they may be sent back to jail or to prison. Offenders who have completed their time under supervision can live where they choose without restrictions.

All offenders are only bound by conditions of supervision while they are on active supervision by the Department of Corrections, Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (parole), or their probation officer. After completing active supervision, the offender’s only requirement is that of continuing to register as a sex offender as required by law. Length of supervision varies based on the crime of conviction, and when they were convicted. For certain offense, the offender may be on lifetime supervision.

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1. What is the definition of a Level III sex offender?
2. What is the definition of a Level II sex offender?
3. What is the definition of a Level I sex offender?
4. Why is the offender moving into my neighborhood?
5. Do offenders have restrictions on where they can live?
6. When is the Bremerton Police Department going to move the offender out of my neighborhood?
7. Is the City of Bremerton doing anythin g to prevent offenders from living in Bremerton?
8. If the offender is so dangerous, why are you letting him/her out in the 1st place?
9. Why are you only telling me about this offender and not all of the other people who get out of prison?
10. Now that I know a sex offender lives in my neighborhood, what should I do differently to protect myself and my family?
11. What do I tell my children about an offender?
12. Are you going to tell us if the offender moves out of this neighborhood, so we don’t have to worry anymore?