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Sex Offenders Barred From Internet In New Jersey

New Jersey - A new state law enacted today bans convicted sex offenders from using the Internet, joining only Florida and Nevada as states with such restrictions. The bill extends the law to include anyone who used a computer to commit an original sex crime. The only exemptions stated are for the use of a computer in finding a new job, and for specific job-related activities.

The new law requires convicted sex offenders to let the State Parole Board know about 1) their access to computers, 2) to submit to periodic, unannounced examinations of their computer equipment and 3) to install equipment on any computer they might have so its use can be monitored. There are approximately 4,200 convicted sex offenders in New Jersey.

Read more ... The New York Times.