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Sex offenders to be randomly monitored on Halloween
TDOC commissioner w sm
Registered sex offenders in Tennessee will be randomly monitored this Halloween.According to The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC), convicted sex offenders are required to follow strict guidelines on Halloween.TDOC will work with local agencies to carry out “Operation Blackout” across the state on Oct. 31. the operation will include random visits to sex offenders homes.Convicted offenders must follow these rules:• Remain inside their homes between the hours of 6 p.m.-6 a.m.• Leave porch lights off on Halloween night.• Are not permitted to open their doors for Trick-or-Treaters.• Only open their doors for law enforcement officers.• Are not permitted to display fall decorations, wear costumes or dress in disguise.Offenders who do not comply with these restrictions could face additional charges for probation or parole violations that may result in jail or prison time.“Our agency is committed to enhancing public safety,” said TDOC Commissioner Derrick D. Schofield. “This Halloween we're asking citizens to partner with our 6,800 employees by remaining vigilant and reinforcing general safety practices to help keep trick-or-treaters safe.”