For the second year, Maryland police will be distributing signs to sex offenders who have been ordered not to have contact with children, the Associated Press reports:
To discourage contact with children, some registered sex offenders in Maryland will be asked to post signs at their homes that say “No Candy at This Residence,” on Halloween.
For the second straight year, parole and probation agents plan to team with local police to dissuade sex offenders who are not allowed to have contact with children from participating in the holiday.
“We actually print out the signs for the offenders and hand them to them,” said Elizabeth Bartholomew, a spokeswoman for the Division of Parole and Probation. “We expect them to post the signs.”
Read the whole story at the above link. Apparently this worked well last year, with no offenders violating their parole or probation. If the police could follow up with spot checks that night, even those who may otherwise be tempted to discard the signs might think twice about it.