Sex Offenders Renew Legal Challenge Over ConfinementLawyers for over 700 people committed indefinitely to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program are asking the full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a three-judge panel's ruling that the program is constitutional.
Appeals Court Upholds Man's Release From Sex Offender ProgramThe state Court of Appeals upheld a judicial panel's decision to provisionally release a man from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, saying Tuesday that the evidence supports the panel's findings, despite conflicting expert opinions on the matter.
Federal Appeals Court Tosses Sex Offender Program RulingThe Federal Court of Appeals has reversed a district court ruling on Minnesota's sex offender program.
Appeals Court To Hear Arguments On Constitutionality Of Minnesota Sex Offender ProgramA federal appeals court will hear oral arguments Tuesday on whether Minnesota's program that keeps sex offenders confined indefinitely after they complete their prison sentences is unconstitutional and needs to be reformed.
Cities Across Minn. Ready For Possible Release Of Sex OffendersCities across Minnesota are bracing for the possible release of sex offenders by passing restrictions on where they can live.
Appeals Court Upholds Ruling On Minnesota Sex Offender ProgramA federal appeals court has stayed a federal judge's order requiring changes to Minnesota's sex offender program. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the temporary stay on Wednesday in a two-sentence order.
Minnesota Sex Offenders Hopeful For Release After Program Ruled UnconstitutionalSex offenders in Minnesota's high security treatment centers say they are frustrated but hopeful they can someday be released. That's after a federal judge found the program unconstitutional, and ordered the state to find ways to release sex offenders.
Judge Weighing Sex Offender Program Fate To Order Fixes SoonA federal judge who declared Minnesota's sex offender treatment program unconstitutional intends to rule in October on how the state must fix it after signaling in court Wednesday that he wouldn't move to shut it down entirely. Judge Donovan Frank and attorneys in a 4-year-old class-action lawsuit debated how far the court can go in shaping regulations for an indefinite confinement program housing more than 700 offenders deemed a continuing risk to society.
Courtroom Debate Resumes Over Fate Of Sex Offender ProgramLawyers arguing over the structure of Minnesota's sex offender confinement program are back in federal court as a judge determines what has to change and how soon.
Attorneys For Sex Offenders Propose List Of Program ChangesAttorneys for more than 700 sex offenders committed to Minnesota's secure treatment program have proposed a long list of remedies to the judge who declared the program unconstitutional.
Minnesota Town Learns About New Neighbor Released From Sex Offender ProgramNeighbors in a small Minnesota town learned more Tuesday night about a convicted sex offender who will soon live there.
Attorney Says State Won't Propose Sex Offender Program FixesAn attorney for the state of Minnesota says state officials won't propose any specific remedies ahead of a Sept. 30 hearing in a lawsuit over the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.