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CO: Freeing sex offenders (Opinion)

The backlog of sex offenders waiting for treatment in the Colorado Department of Corrections has gotten a lot of attention lately, and with some justification.

If these child molesters and rapists want to admit to the grievous harm they’ve caused their victims and learn how to manage their deviant behavior, by all means, they should. And Colorado taxpayers ought to gladly ante up for more counselors to provide that treatment.

But that doesn’t mean these offenders automatically should be released by their minimum eligible parole date. Note the word “minimum.” It means just that. And any lawmakers who are contemplating loosening up Colorado’s lifetime supervision law, passed in 1998, might want to think long and hard about the implications.  Full Article


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  1. Justice for ALL

    Wow, what a horrible and heavily one-sided “Opinion” Article! Not one ounce of true journalism in there!

    The fact that she (Alicia Caldwell) even suggests that law makers shouldn’t proceed with what’s right or fight against the unconstitutional nature because of a chance at political “backlash” is beyond irresponsible!

    The article gives ZERO insight to the opposite si of the argument (not one grain) and glosses over the fact that lifetime supervision means permanent incarceration! This is a BIAS article, not an opinion one.

    PS: I love the bit where she says to ignore the argument that the majority are first time offenders and to “Ask for a case number” instead of providing ANY type of facts to back up her claims. How about YOU provide a study to show that they are wrong Miss Caldwell! Oh wait…..that’s right, it’s just your OPINION.

    Ugh. . .

  2. Joe

    I remember the case of the teacher, the one mentioned in the related article. Given the availability of “treatment” and whether or not his “progress” is deemed acceptable (by whom and based on what criteria???) it is entirely possible that this man will spend the rest of his life in prison (over and above the minimum 10! years). For a non-forcible relationship with a 17 year old. In a state, mind you, where the age of consent is 17. Wow. Just wow.

    And all this in a country that has no problem justifying dropping missiles on little kids sleeping in their beds at night. Sometimes I wonder when it was exactly that I wandered into this bad movie.

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