Controversial Sex Offender Halfway House Debate Escalates


Is a controversial group home for sex offenders in or out of legal compliance?

Some neighbors were outraged when they recently learned that 12-sex offenders were living in a group home in the 700-block of Lincolnway East.

The city's building department promptly notified those who run the home that the building was not legally zoned for such use.

Apparently, the group that set up the home, St. Joseph County Community Corrections, disagrees.

The group sent a letter indicating they feel the home is in compliance, and that it has no intention of asking for a zoning change.

The conflicting legal opinions are now under review by the building department.


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