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.
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.
Top Minnesota Officials Sort Out Sex Offender Program's FateMinnesota is under federal court pressure to rework its program that locks up sex offenders even after they serve out prison terms, a system the state's political leaders have vigorously defended.
Judge: Meeting On Sex Offender Program Will Stay PrivateA federal judge has denied a media request to open up a private meeting about the future of Minnesota's civil commitment program for sex offenders.
Dayton Rearranges Trade Mission To Accommodate Court SessionMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is shaving some time off his upcoming trade trip to Mexico to be at a court conference on the state's sex offender confinement program. Dayton's office said Thursday he would be at the Aug. 10 conference on possible changes to the civil commitment program that a federal judge ruled unconstitutional.
Judge Denies Bid For Quick Appeal Of Sex Offenders RulingA federal judge has denied an attempt by the state to get a quick appeal of his ruling that Minnesota's program for civilly committed sex offenders is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank ruled Wednesday that court rules don't allow for an appeal at this stage of the case.
Talking Points: What’s Next For State’s Sex Offender Program? The state of Minnesota is indicating it will appeal a federal court ruling last week that declared the state's sex offender treatment program unconstitutional.
Reality Check: Minnesota's Sex Offender Treatment ProgramMinnesota's sex offender treatment program is getting sharp scrutiny after a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional. It turns out that Minnesota locks up more dangerous sex offenders than almost anywhere else.
Federal Judge Rules Sex Offender Program UnconstitutionalA federal judge ruled Wednesday that Minnesota's sex offender treatment program is unconstitutional, saying it violates the "fundamental rights" of more than 700 people locked up indefinitely after completing their prison sentences.
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Judge To Rule On Minnesota's Long-Term Sex Offender ProgramA federal judge is scheduled to rule Wednesday on the constitutionality of Minnesota's sex offender program. Sex offenders sued the state in 2011 because almost no one has been discharged.
Judge To Rule June 17 On Minnesota Sex Offender ProgramA federal judge plans to rule next week on a constitutional challenge to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.