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Pedophile Island Proposed off SoCal's Coast

The western end of Santa Cruz Island, and the eastern end of Santa Rosa Island | Photo by dsearls via Flickr
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If you don't mind the wind, it is a vacation paradise. Santa Rosa Island boasts miles of white sand beaches, rare torrey pine forests and beautiful scenery throughout. It's the second largest island off California's coast and is one of the five within Channel Islands National Park. (if you've got 3 minutes and 30 seconds, check out this amazing photo slideshow of the island).

But now a relatively unknown gubernatorial candidate (well, not anymore!) wants to send pedophiles on a two-hour boat ride from Ventura to the island, thus making way for the third Snake Plissken movie (you know, Escape from New York, Escape from Los Angeles). And candidate Douglas Hughes doesn't just want to dump these criminals there, he has a whole vision for how this would play out, as Curbed LA finds.