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MN: Sex offender program is ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Wednesday morning that Minnesota’s controversial system of confining convicted sex offenders violates the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank ruled that the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) is unconstitutional because it fails to provide adequate protections for civilly committed offenders, including regular assessments of their risk level and access to less-restrictive treatment alternatives in the community. Full Article


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Sure seems like these exoffenders should be able to sue for monetary damages for the state holding them prisoners with a unconstitutional law.

Freedom is priceless for most Americans, however they place nearly a worthless value on it in the case of registrants.

The rules are weirdly slanted as regards to the rights a of registrants..Seems like they’re applied by the use of a different rule book!!! If rights and protections are applied for a registrant somehow it’s seen as a force against protecting children or placing children in harm’s way. That is where the real challenge lies.

SO laws are especially hard on the innocently convicted.l would have been much better off if my children were executed by Suddum’s thugs rather than taken away from me by corrupt court officers.

What a relief this would be, to rule the civil commitment laws as unconstitutional. Families in the other nineteen states, who worry about a family member in jail or prison for a sex offense, have to face another fear – their loved one could be sent to a state mental hospital because of a civil commitment law. These civil laws incarcerate them for years as the offender fights to prove they are not a danger to society in order to be released. As a former offender with a sex offense who served ten years in prison and four years under… Read more »

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