Miracle Village, FL, USA

In southern Florida, at the edge of the everglades, surrounded by sugarcane fields, lies Miracle Village, a small religious community of around 200 people. Together they bring approximetly 500 years in prison, some 800 years probation. In this tidy bungalow community, over half of the residents are registered sex offenders - meaning they were found guilty, served a prison sentence, for a sexually related crime. Offenses range from statutory rape, to possession of child porn, but no violent criminals are considered for residence. Aside from the single woman offender, they are all men - although, many live there with their spouses and children.

Those classified as sex offenders, in Florida, may not live any closer than 300 meters to a school, daycare center, a park or a playground - usually for the rest of his life. This community has made the choice to instead live together, self-govern and try to pursue their ‘American Dream,’ deep in an isolated sea of sugar cane fields. They hope to create a model of post-prison life for sex offenders that can be replicated in other areas around the country.

- Noah Rabinowitz, 2014

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