With kids out trick-or-treating on most Halloween nights, the State Department of Corrections requires paroled sex offenders to leave their houses and meet somewhere. They can also be required to post signs out front or keep their lights off.
Officials say it's done for the children's safety as well as the offender's safety. Sheriff Eric Williams says the state will make the final decision on what happens in Vanderburgh County.
"We have not heard officially yet whether they are going to force the paroled sex offenders to do something tomorrow night too," said Sheriff Williams. "But at the end it really should be, the parents should be with their kids."
Sheriff Williams recommends parents take their kids to organized events like trunk or treat. He also stresses that only paroled sex offenders are subject to the state's requirements.