Innovation Trail , Capitol Bureau. Connections with Evan Dawson , Need to Know. AM News , Classical That is the central question raised by Pervert Park , a film about the people nobody wants as their neighbors—convicted sex offenders—that offers possible insight into curbing the rise of sexual crime in the United States.
The often-disturbing, enlightening documentary won a special jury award at the Sundance Film Festival. Petersburg, Fla. It looks like your average trailer park, but this is the place residents call home. Their lives are heavily regulated: Offenders are forbidden by law from living within 1, feet of any place children congregate. The residents are required to check in with the Florida State Police twice a year, are monitored by satellite surveillance and are listed in a sex-offender registry easily available online as a phone app.
But the film offers a mindset-challenging look at this deeply stigmatized category of criminals. Pervert Park raises significant questions. Should America give these criminals a second chance? And can their experiences help in devising a successful strategy for reducing the growing number of sex crimes? WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues. Log on to wxxi. Skip to Navigation.
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