Tecumseh, OK - The Oklahoma Legislature voted last week to establish separate nursing home facilities for convicted sex offenders in need of long term care.
House Bill 2704, by state Rep. Kris Steele and Sen. Tom Adelson, directs the Department of Health to request bids for the operation of a stand-alone, long-term care facility that will house only elderly, registered sex offenders.
"This legislation will allow for the operation of a home that includes additional security measures for offenders," said Steele, R-Shawnee. "This is a common-sense, fiscally responsible way to reduce the risk for abuse and protect our aging population from predators."
May 29, 2008