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Federal Judge Lets Minn. Sex Offender Suit Proceed

A federal judge is refusing to throw out a lawsuit challenging Minnesota’s treatment system for sex offenders and again suggesting he might scrap the whole program. A judge writes in a ruling that the lawsuit from residents of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program “easily survives dismissal” despite the state’s attempt to get it thrown out.

02/20/2014

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Judge Hears Arguments Over Sex Offender Program

Attorneys for residents of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program asked a federal judge on Wednesday to declare the program unconstitutional, saying that it is more of a prison than a therapeutic center and that it does not provide appropriate treatment to help its nearly 700 clients attain release.

12/18/2013

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Panel’s Recommendations For MN Sex Offender Program

There are about 700 sex offenders currently being treated in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. A federal judge has warned the state, that many of them are being detained for longer than they should.

12/02/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Take On Sex Offender Program

A Minnesota Senate committee is holding a hearing on the legally imperiled Minnesota Sex Offenders Program. The Judiciary Committee convenes Monday morning at the Capitol. They’re scheduled to talk about an issue that’s likely to be a contentious one when the entire Legislature returns to St. Paul early next year.

11/18/2013

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Dayton Wants Sex Offender Releases Halted For Now

Gov. Mark Dayton is calling on the Minnesota Legislature to take action and change sex offender laws in the state. At a press conference on Wednesday, Dayton and his human services commissioner addressed issues surrounding the current state of sex offender laws in Minnesota.

11/13/2013

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Some Sex Offenders Could Go To Less Secure Setting

Officials with the state’s sex offender program say six low-functioning offenders could be moved to a less restrictive setting if a court approves their transfers. The announcement comes as state Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson faces legal pressure to reform the two-decade-old sex offender program.

09/12/2013

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Minnesota Sex Offender Registry-

Do you have a Sex Offender living in your area?

10/31/2012

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Study: Program For Sex Offenders Is Reducing Crime

Sex offenders who are enrolled in a new mentoring program through the Department of Corrections are 84 percent less likely to return to prison, according to a new study.

09/12/2012

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Sex Offender Case Highlights Need For Background Checks

He worked for a company known for setting up bouncy houses at birthday parties and graduations. But tonight, Greg Sissala sits behind bars.

05/21/2012

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Judges Block Rapist’s Bid For More Freedom

A convicted rapist won’t gain more freedom from a Minnesota program that confines more than 600 dangerous sex offenders after they leave prison.

05/18/2012

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Minnesota Fugitive Arrested in Nebraska

A Minnesota fugitive has been arrested in western Nebraska.

04/13/2012

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Wis. Church Offers Kid-Free Service For Sex Offenders

A Madison church hopes to draw sex offenders to a special adults-only service, according to a report in the Wisconsin State Journal.

03/19/2012

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House Committee Examines Sex Offender Discharge

A House committee is holding a hearing to examine the provisional discharge of a man who spent nearly 19 years in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.

02/15/2012

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Officials: Funding Cuts May Hurt Law Enforcement

As a community corrections agent who supervises sex offenders living in Rochester, Alex Bunger’s job involves making surprise visits on people who likely aren’t too thrilled to see him.

04/04/2011

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Minn. House Passes Public Safety Bill With Cuts

A public safety package that would toughen penalties for sex offenders while cutting spending on prisons, legal services, crime victim programs and the state’s anti-discrimination office has cleared the House.

03/31/2011

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