There is a prison ministry halfway house up the road from us. Not far either. When we bought this house we knew it was there but we talked to the person over it and it was light duty offenders in there. Well that person is no longer overseeing it. I have watched over the last year as the men they bring in get consistently worse. In the last year there have been child molesters and sex offenders, and now I find out that next month they are bringing in two rapists who have been in the system for literally years. I am not happy about this. I have 2 teenage daughters and it scares the *&^%* out of me to have them up there. In all there are about 5 teenage girls within eyesight of this place. There is no rehabilitation program to help them either. As long as they don't get in trouble and they pay their weekly rent they can stay. I'm getting ready to start making phone calls. I'm calling the guy who is over the parole board here, the sheriff, and the director of this program. We have already had run ins with some ofthe ones they have had here recently and if dh had not been here I hate to think what would've happened. Right now he's coming into his busiest time at work. He's going to be on the road alot which means I'll be here by myself with the kids with 2 rapists two houses up who have no supervision. As much as I hate the thought of a gun in the house I'm beginning to wonder if it would not be a good idea to have some protection for me and the kids. I'm already bringing the dog in at night. 90 lbs of snarling dog I hope would discourage them. He's very protective of the kids. They are zoned for what they are doing ...already checked that. So do I have any options here? Moving right now is out of the question. This is supposed to be a ministry operation. It seems to me they should have a little more concern for the people around. I mean I'm sure there are some guys in prison for lesser crimes that would welcome their help. It just seems like they are taking anyone they can get.