In re TaylorAnnotate this Case
Petitioners in this consolidated habeas corpus proceeding were registered sex offenders on active parole in San Diego County against whom Cal. Pen. Code 3003.5(b) was applied. Section 3003.5(b) imposed mandatory residency restrictions against paroled registered sex offenders. The trial court concluded that the mandatory residency restrictions were unconstitutional as applied to all registered sex offenders on parole in San Diego County and enjoined enforcement of the statute in the county. The Court of Appeal affirmed. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) section 3003.5(b)’s residency restrictions are unconstitutional as applied to petitioners and similarly situated registered sex offenders on parole in San Diego County; but (2) as the lower courts made clear, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation retains the statutory authority to impose special restrictions on registered sex offenders, including residency restrictions, so long as they are based on the specific circumstances of each individual parolee.