Wisconsin DOC to check on sex offenders on Halloween
Effort to keep kids safe during trick-or-treating
1:41 PM, Oct 26, 2017
9:33 PM, Oct 27, 2017
In an effort to keep children safe while trick-or-treating this Halloween, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections plans to make random home visits to sex offenders statewide on October 31.
There are more than 65,000 offenders living in communities across the state, according to the DOC.
Offenders have Halloween-specific restrictions each year in Wisconsin. They are not allowed to:
Have any Halloween decorations inside or outside
Hand out candy or participating in trick-or-treat activities
Wear a Halloween costume
Turn on porch lights during trick-or-treating hours
Last year, DOC Probation and Parole Agents made more than 2,100 home visits and arrested 29 sex offenders for alleged violations.
Wisconsin residents can find sex offenders in their area by visiting the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry Website. You can either search for a specific name or look for all offenders in your neighborhood.