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Operation Blackout Aims to Protect Children on Halloween

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Department of Corrections will expand efforts to protect Tennessee children on Halloween night.

The agency's probation parole officers will be joined by local law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Marshals to ensure sex offenders under TDOC supervision follow strict guidelines.

Sex offenders must remain inside their homes between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., leave porch lights off. They are not permitted to open their doors for trick-or-treaters and are not permitted to display fall decorations, wear costumes or dress in disguise.