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Prop. 83 Seeks Tougher Penalties for Sex Offenders


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A parent’s worst nightmare – that a sexual predator will violate their child. Are harsher laws needed to protect California’s children from violent offenders? On November 7, Proposition 83, known as Jessica’s law, will be on the ballot. Full Focus examines what it would accomplish if passed, and the arguments for and against the measure.

A “yes” vote would approve increasing minimum sentences for violent sexual predators and child molesters would require them to wear a GPS device to track their movements for life and would prohibit them from living within 2,000 feet of any school or park. Host Gloria Penner talks with advocates for and against the measure.


  • Phil Thalheimer, a local business owner and former candidate for San Diego City Council
  • Gary Gibson, a San Diego deputy public defender and teacher at Cal Western School of Law.

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