The mere thought of a convicted sex offender lurking in a dimly-lit neighborhood on Halloween night is enough to make parents of young children tremble with fear.
But in a number of states, policies are in place to keep close tabs on the offenders and restrict their movements while kids are out trick-or-treating.
In Wisconsin, registered sex offenders who are on community supervision are banned from:
- Having any Halloween decorations, inside or outside their residences.
- Handing out candy or participating in trick-or-treat activities.
- Wearing a Halloween costume.
- Turning on the porch light during trick-or-treating.