This appears to be a statewide program overseen by the Georgia Department of Community Supervision. Whether it's authorized by law, I don't know.I am not up on current sex offender laws. Is this action by the Effingham County Sheriff authorized under current Georgia law?
Each year, DCS works to provide an increased level of supervision on Halloween for our high-risk sex offender population. To mitigate risk and preserve public safety, proactive initiatives have been developed across the state that will provide maximum supervision which ultimately focuses on our core mission of protecting the public during Halloween.