How Do Our Neighboring States Handle Sex Offenders?For more than two decades, Minnesota's most dangerous sex offenders have been locked up a second time after serving prison sentences. They've been committed to indefinite detention in treatment programs. Now, more than 700 sex offenders are suing the state saying that's unconstitutional. So we wondered: How do our neighboring states handle sex offenders? Do they get out? And what happens when they do?
Study: MN Has Highest Recidivism Rate, Dept. Argues InaccuraciesMore than 40 percent of ex-cons commit crimes within three years of their release and wind up back behind bars, despite billions in taxpayer dollars spent on prison systems that are supposed to help rehabilitate them, according to a study released Wednesday.