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