“Pervert Park” Documentary Depicts The Lives Of Sex Offenders Trying To Re-Enter Society
Their crimes are among the worst imaginable: sex offences, often carried out against children, that has seen them shunned from regular society.
But for sex criminals who have no choice but to try and rebuild their lives outside of jail, places like Palace Mobile Home Park in Florida offer them a second chance.
The park, located away from parks, bus stops and schools because of restrictions placed on
many of its residents, bills itself as ‘a safe place for sex offenders to begin transitioning back into society’
The site was the subject of a documentary, Pervert Park, which had its theatrical premiere in New York last week but also scooped an award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015.
These folks are REALLY twisted.
One woman to feature was raped by her father and his friends growing up, and then went on to have a sexual relationship with him as an adult. She was later convicted of having sex with her own son.
Another resident is a man who was caught by police in an internet sting operation when he expressed an interest in having sex with a young girl online.
The park is a source of debate over what should be done with sex offenders when they are released from jail – whether they should be allowed back into the community at large, or confined to spaces with others who have committed similar offences.
As disturbing as this is, it also sounds REALLY interesting to watch. Will you be watching?
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