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Date: Monday, August 7, 2000 
Question/Topic: What is the Jimmy Ryce act having to do with the release of sexual offenders from prison? 
Answer/Pointer: General Law 99-222 was known as the Jimmy Ryce Act. The text (PDF file) is available on the Internet at this address: Chapter 394 V of the Florida Statutes incorporates much of this legislation. You can read the statute online at this Internet address: Click on 1999 Florida Statutes Click on the title containing Chapter 394 Click on Chapter 394 Under Florida's Jimmy Ryce law, authorities can keep a prisoner behind bars longer if they believe he is still a danger to society. 
Librarian: SLF 

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