Iowa Preparing For Huge Increase In Sex Offenders Entering Probation, Parole

The number of sex offenders receiving treatment while living outside of prison walls on parole in Iowa towns is expected to almost double in two years. The dramatic increase is adding pressure for financial resources and people to supervise sex offenders on parole, a joint IowaWatch and Gazette investigation revealed.

Electronic Monitoring Changes For Sex Offenders Wearing Them

A 2006 state law requiring a minimum five years of electronic monitoring for people convicted of certain crimes against minors, including sexually violent crimes, was changed in 2009. In the change, Iowa dropped a five-year requirement and gave judges discretion over what the punishment should be.