The Department of Corrections is taking extra steps to make sure a convicted sex offender doesn't answer the door on Trick or Treat Night.
Several thousand convicted sex offenders live in communities throughout the state under supervision. Their probation officers are making sure they know the Halloween rules.
The Corrections Department's John Dipko says those include not handing out candy, not leaving their porch light on to invite "trick or treaters", not attending Halloween parties where children are present and not leaving their house at night unless they have permission from their probation officer to go to work.
Dipko says there are thousands more out there to whom the rule rules don't apply because they've served their time of supervision.
That's why the department is encouraging parents to go to the state's sex offender registry website ( http://www.widocoffenders.org/ ) when planning trick or treat routes. For the second year, they will find names and full addresses of registered sex offenders.
Authorities will also be making unannounced visits to sex offenders ' homes on Halloween just as they did in during Trick or Treat hours in Milwaukee Sunday, arresting thirteen for violating the rules.