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MN: Gov. Dayton unveils possible reforms to troubled sex offender program

Gov. Mark Dayton spelled out a costly set of changes to Minnesota’s troubled sex offender treatment system on Monday, proposing new community facilities and closer evaluations in an attempt to satisfy a federal judge who says the program is unconstitutional and in need of an overhaul.

Dayton and legislative leaders were called to appear in U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank’s court Monday morning for a closed-door hearing designed to hash out a political solution to a thorny legal problem. Full Article

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The article states that they’re going to keep the old program and only tweak it a little. It’s like having an old rotten burlap sack and instead of throwing it out opting to patch it up! More holes appear and the old sack’s function continues to falter. Seems like a disfunctional money-pit to me.

Hi Robert; Sounds stupid to me. Anyone can use the word foolish; but if you think about it the word stupid fits allot better. I wonder how many millions they will spend to violate the constitutional rights of their victims.

This drives me nuts. If a person is being unconstitutionally detained, than that person should not spend a nanosecond longer in confinement. If it’s unconstitutional, then it’s unconstitutional. Open the doors already! And that person’s first stop should be an attorney’s office to immediately file suit for an unconstitutional detention.

These vote-pandering politicians created this scenario and this problem and now they are cowards who just keep kicking the can down the road. Now where is their high & mighty talk of character and integrity? Courage and honestly?

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