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Miracle Village 2014. In southern Florida on the southeast corner of Lake Okeechobee lies a small community called Miracle Village. The rectangular compound made up of 52 off-white duplexes on 6 streets and 2 roads was formerly used to house migrant workers that would work in the surrounding miles of sugarcane fields. Now it’s home to over 100 sex offenders. The community was founded four years ago by a Christian ministry that seeks to help individuals reintegrate into society. The residency…

Miracle Village 2014. In southern Florida on the southeast corner of Lake Okeechobee lies a small community called Miracle Village. The rectangular compound made up of 52 off-white duplexes on 6 streets and 2 roads was formerly used to house migrant workers that would work in the surrounding miles of sugarcane fields. Now it’s home to over 100 sex offenders. The community was founded four years ago by a Christian ministry that seeks to help individuals reintegrate into society. The residency…

Inside Miracle Village, Florida's Isolated Community of Sex Offenders || Photography by Sofia Valiente  #photography #photojournalism

Inside Miracle Village, Florida's Isolated Community of Sex Offenders || Photography by Sofia Valiente #photography #photojournalism

Miracle Village is a unique community in south Florida where over half the residents are registered sex offenders.

The village where half the population are sex offenders

Miracle Village is a unique community in south Florida where over half the residents are registered sex offenders.

Inside Miracle Village, Florida's Isolated Community of Sex Offenders | Marcus Thompson, VICE; All images © Sofia Valiente | United States

Inside Miracle Village, Florida's Isolated Community of Sex Offenders | Marcus Thompson, VICE; All images © Sofia Valiente | United States

Inside Miracle Village, Florida's Isolated Community of Sex Offenders || Photography by Sofia Valiente  #photography #photojournalism

Inside Miracle Village, Florida's Isolated Community of Sex Offenders || Photography by Sofia Valiente #photography #photojournalism

Inside Miracle Village, Florida's Isolated Community of Sex Offenders || Photography by Sofia Valiente  #photography #photojournalism

Inside Miracle Village, Florida's Isolated Community of Sex Offenders || Photography by Sofia Valiente #photography #photojournalism

Miracle Village: the sleepy Florida town for sex offenders. "Sofia Valiente, a quietly spoken 24-year-old photographer who lives one hour’s drive from Miracle Village, came upon the community when she was photographing the small towns of south Florida. Intrigued, she started visiting the community and, having gained their trust, began documenting this enclosed world in portraits, landscapes and still lives."

Miracle Village: the sleepy Florida town for sex offenders

Miracle Village: the sleepy Florida town for sex offenders. "Sofia Valiente, a quietly spoken 24-year-old photographer who lives one hour’s drive from Miracle Village, came upon the community when she was photographing the small towns of south Florida. Intrigued, she started visiting the community and, having gained their trust, began documenting this enclosed world in portraits, landscapes and still lives."

Miracle Village. El pueblo donde la mitad de los habitantes son agresores sexuales

El pueblo donde la mitad de los habitantes son agresores sexuales

Miracle Village. El pueblo donde la mitad de los habitantes son agresores sexuales

Miracle Village: the sleepy Florida town for sex offenders | Sofia Valiente’s photobook tells the story of a community of over 100 ‘modern-day lepers’ and explores the question, is it ever possible to forgive? |via`tko The Guardian

Miracle Village: the sleepy Florida town for sex offenders

Miracle Village: the sleepy Florida town for sex offenders | Sofia Valiente’s photobook tells the story of a community of over 100 ‘modern-day lepers’ and explores the question, is it ever possible to forgive? |via`tko The Guardian

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