The Minnesota Sex Offender Program is “clearly broken” and in need of repair. That’s according to a federal judge who ruled this month on a class action lawsuit, brought against the state, by clients of the program.
WCCO’s Susie Jones takes us “Inside the Razor Wire” with a series of reports on the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.
MOOSE LAKE, Minn. (WCCO) — Michael, an offender who molested a 10-year-old girl in 1998, served time in prison before being let out on probation in 2004.
Then after five years of treatment on the outside, he violated parole and lied about it. He was then civilly committed.
“It was incidental contact with a minor on a fishing dock. It was a touching on a leg,” Michael said. “The nature of my offending (incident) involves indecent exposure. There was some contact.”
Michael said a day at Moose Lake is much like it was in prison. He takes part in therapy with a core group of men who he says keeps him accountable.
“They know what I’m thinking. They know when I am trying to manipulate. They know all the tricks of the trade,” he said.