Exiled: A Year in New York’s Infamous ‘Sex Offender Motel’

Growing up, Chris Dum has a morbid fascination with ‘deviant behavior.’ It led him down an unusual career path: he decided to study most reviled people in our society. Sex offenders. As a PhD student, he decided to actually live with them -- and found that the process of reintegrating sex offenders into society isn’t helping anyone.

This episode originally aired in November 2016, as part of a collaboration between Cited, CBC’s The Doc Project, and the University of Washington’s Center for Human Rights.

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Exiled in America


Produced by Gordon Katic and edited by Sam Fenn, as well as Alison Cooke of the CBC. Further support from Alex Kim.

Research advising from University of Washington Sociologist Katherine Beckett.