Clocker said the addresses are checked before the offender leaves prison or a halfway house, and a "sponsor" is called to confirm the address, then the parole officer goes to visit within 20 days. This operation is not that, he said, and typically the addresses are not "fake," but the parolee might not be there. "The mom could say, 'Well, he lives here but I don't see him that often,'" Clocker said. "Many of these folks are transient." They might give one address to social services and parole, but live most of the time elsewhere.