Sex Offenders

(credit: CBS)

Inside The Razor Wire, Part 2: ‘They Call It Guantanamo North’

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.

03/04/2014

(credit: CBS)

Inside The Razor Wire, Part 1: Tour Of MN Sex Offender Program

WCCO’s Susie Jones begins a series of reports on the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, taking us “Inside the Razor Wire.” We begin with an exclusive tour of the Moose Lake facility.

03/03/2014

(credit: CBS)

Talking Points: Legality Of MN’s Sex Offender Program

A ruling late last week says the legislature needs to act to fix a draconian system that Minnesota uses to lock up more than 700 sexually dangerous offenders.

02/23/2014

Jail Bars, generic, prison, arrested

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

(credit: Jupiter Images)

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

(credit: CBS)

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

(credit: CBS)

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

(credit: CBS)

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

(credit: Jupiter Images)

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

830wccoradio

Minnesota Sex Offender Registry-

Do you have a Sex Offender living in your area?

10/31/2012

(credit: Jupiter Images)

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

(credit: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office)

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

court, gavel, generic, law, case, lawyer, hearing

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

(credit: CBS)

Minnesota Fugitive Arrested in Nebraska

A Minnesota fugitive has been arrested in western Nebraska.

04/13/2012

(credit: Jupiter Images)

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

more

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,918 other followers