Among the troubling small towns that exist in America, Miracle Village in Florida might be one of the most disconcerting. The residents all have one thing in common: they're all registered sex offenders. You're probably wondering how the members of this town found one another, but it's no coincidence — they've formed a deliberate community envisioned by a minister in Florida who believes that people can change for the better.
Florida has some of the toughest restrictions on where sex offenders can live after their release from prison, so Richard Witherow designed an affordable solution for them to bunk with roommates and receive regular counseling during their probation. The community isn't for repeat offenders, serial rapists, or pedophiles, but for those who have committed sex crimes and are actively looking to steer their lives in a more positive direction.
There Are Many Restrictions Placed On Registered Sex Offenders
A Former Private Investigator Founded Miracle VillagePhoto: SBS Dateline / YouTube
The Executive Director Of Miracle Village Is A Sex OffenderPhoto: Google / Google Maps
The Residents Have Been Convicted Of Various Sex CrimesVideo: YouTube
One Resident Has An Unusual Conviction StoryPhoto: Google / Google Maps
Residents Must Comply With The Miracle Village RulesPhoto: SBS Dateline / YouTube