Operation Boo Articles

Sex Offenders Arrested on Halloween as Part of Operation Boo

On Halloween night, children dress up in costumes and knock on doors to collect candy from neighbors. This innocent tradition is accompanied by a not-so-innocent one. Law enforcement knocks on the doors of sex offenders on parole during the statewide Operation Boo lockdown order. In 2018, more than 100 parolees were arrested on October 31. Let’s look at how you can avoid this fate come Halloween next year. What is…

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Operation Boo Requirement Ruled Unconstitutional

Every Halloween, registered sex offenders become prisoners in their own homes. Since 1994, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) works in conjunction with local police and sheriff’s departments to conduct “Operation Boo.” Under Operation Boo, registered sex offenders who are on parole or probation must follow these rules between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Halloween night: Remain in their own home Not answer the door for anyone…

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