Agence France-PresseFebruary 16, 2014 23:32
Deep in the swamps of southern Florida, Miracle Village lies miles away from the nearest town, surrounded by sugar cane fields. Nearby, the irrigation canals are swarming with alligators.
While the name suggests an idyllic rural getaway, the former plantation near Pahokee now is almost exclusively home to men who spent time in prison for sex crimes.
"Between 115 and 120 sex offenders live here at the moment," says Pat Powers, a Miracle Village resident and its executive director.