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Fox 4 in Ft. Myers, FL describes Miracle Village on 6 o'clock news!

on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 11:50

Katie Jones from Fox 4 in Ft. Myers, FL visited us here at Miracle Village recently and found a safe, loving community. She described what she found in the Village and interviewed some of our residents for a special report on their 6 o'clock news.

Find the video and article here!

UK newspaper "The Independent" features Miracle Village

on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 13:04

The UK newpaper "The Independant" ran a story by David Usborne on Friday, Aug 16 about Miracle Village. With brief interviews of both village and Pahokee residents, the article delves into what Miracle Village is and why it is needed.

Click here or the picture to read the story.

Telemundo Video

on Fri, 08/09/2013 - 10:19

Telemundo recently aired a segment on their "Noticiero Telemundo" show about Miracle Village. They had come out to the Village and interviewed several of our residents.

Click to view video.

There is not enough information on the site for us to list the air date or give proper credit to the team that produced it, but we wish to give them a big THANK YOU.

The Tampa Bay Times "Unlikely Bond"

on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 13:11

The Tampa Bay Times published a story on their web-site titled "Sex offenders, Pahokee congregation forge unlikely bond".

The article was written by Ben Wolford with photos by Melissa Lyttle. Ben and Melissa have visited with us several times to gather the material for this story and another to be printed in an upcoming edition of "The Floridian", a sunday paper insert magazine in the Tampa Bay Times.

Click here to read the article.

Thank you Ben, Melissa, and the entire editing team at the Tampa Bay Times.

BBC's Assignment Miracle Village

on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 16:05

Linda Pressly has done an audio documentary about Miracle Village that first aired today, August 1st, 2013.

Linda describes Miracle Village, then interviews Pat Powers, Maggie Witherow, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office SPOT team, Jill Levenson, Ron Book, Matthew Grant, Sharon Colvin, "Cathy" (a former victim), Dr. Ben Taylor, Chad Stoffel, & Ricky.

Linda takes a hard look into both sides of the decisive issue of where sex offenders are permitted to live.

Listen to the documentary here!

BBC News Magazine favorite: Miracle Village

on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 13:52

The UK’s BBC News website has posted a story by Linda Pressly about Miracle Village.

The article quickly became the “Most Popular – Read” article on their site!

Click here or the picture to read the story.

We want to thank the BBC for publishing the story, and Linda for writing it. We had a great time during her visit.

Also, check the link at the bottom of the story about the BBC World Service programme Assignment audio version that airs on Aug. 1, 2013! We will certainly follow that up when it posts tomorrow.

'The Story' on American Public Media

on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:00

"The Story"'s host Dick Gordon interviews Lisa F. Jackson & David Feige about their previously reported short documentary "Sex Offender Village" which aired on the New York Times' OpDoc section. Mr. Gordon asks piercing questions about the validity of registration laws and residency restrictions. Check out the interview here.

Huffington Post 'Live' Interview

on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 12:17

The Huffington Post did a live interview today with Pat Powers, Chad Stoffel, and Ben Taylor.

The interview with comments can be found on the The Huffington Post's Live site.

Thanks to Alicia Menendez and Marc Lamont Hill as well as the entire HuffPostLive team for your great work!

"Raised On The Registry" - Human Rights Watch Report

on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 14:51

Released May 1, 2013, The Human Rights Watch has published a report authored by Nicole Pittman.

"Harsh public registration laws often punish youth sex offenders for life and do little to protect public safety, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. A web of federal and state laws apply to people under 18 who have committed any of a wide range of sex offenses, from the very serious, like rape, to the relatively innocuous, such as public nudity."

“Raised on the Registry: The Irreparable Harm of Placing Children on Sex Offender Registries in the US” is available at:


We're on The New York Times' THE OPINION PAGES!

on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 00:18
‘Sex Offender Village’

Lisa F. Jackson and David Feige have released a short documentary on The New York Times' "The Opinion Pages" titled "Sex Offender Village". The Op-Doc video describes Miracle Village and the hardships some ex-offenders face when they try to re-enter society after paying their debt.

Thank you Lisa & David for your hard work, thank you New York Times for having a place where