New Jersey is closer to barring released sex offenders from using the Web. An Assembly committee yesterday approved the proposal. The ban was approved by the Senate in March and can now be weighed by the full Assembly. Under the plan, convicted sex offenders would have to submit to examinations of their computers and install monitoring equipment of them. Those caught using the Internet would face 18 months in jail and a $10,000 fine.
(Trenton, New Jersey)