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IN: Sex offender class for prisoners violates Constitution, judge rules

[indystar.com]

A federal judge has ruled that Indiana’s mandated sex offender classes for prisoners who oppose them violates the constitutional right to be free from self-incrimination.

The Sept. 28 ruling in the class-action lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Indiana will affect all convicted, incarcerated sex offenders who opt out of the Indiana Sex Offender Monitoring and Management, or SOMM, program. Three of the plaintiffs will be eligible for release from prison.

The Indiana attorney general’s office has filed an emergency request to temporarily halt the case pending an appeal, saying the decision could put the public at risk by putting convicted sex offenders back on the streets.

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  1. Gralphr

    “The Indiana attorney general’s office has filed an emergency request to temporarily halt the case pending an appeal, saying the decision could put the public at risk by putting convicted sex offenders back on the streets.”

    How is letting them out of prison somehow more dangerous than letting other people out who had a victim? After all, when its not a problem to let a guy out who bashed someone over the head to take their money (possibly killing them) then why should the prosecutor complain because of a sex offense?

    • ReadyToFight

      Because “SEX” is in the title bestowed upon us.
      All rational thinking goes out the window with such a terrifying word.
      Don’t be surprised when RSO’s are chasing crowds of people at Knott’s instead of axe murderers this time of year….

  2. Son of Liberty Child of Freedom

    “the consequence of which greatly outweighs the harm to the limited persons affected by the Judgment,” wrote Jonathan P. Nagy, deputy attorney general.

    “If the Court’s Judgment is not stayed pending appeal, various convicted sex offenders, including three of the class representatives, are eligible for immediate release.”

    The case is expected to be appealed to the 7th District Court of Appeals in Chicago.

    Let Heaven & Earth bear witness to the Evil (Want) that the Wicked Servant Attorney General Curtis Hill of Indiana (e.g. the Land of Indians) runs to commit against The Right & Titles of The Citizens of the U.S.A.

    I speak a True Song

    As Yehovah Lives, so should we

  3. AJ

    I hate to break it to them but, barring a life sentence, at some point convicted sex offenders WILL be back on the street, regardless any hoops the State tries to impose while incarcerated. It’s called completion of a sentence (i.e. one’s debt to society). I really like that the judge said the State was overstepping its penalizing authority by…whoops…singling out sex offenders over “any other convicted prisoner.” Sorry, Indiana, but the sex offense convicts have equal rights to others–until they are released from prison, and have to bend under the onus of the myriad “regulations” that carry felony penalties.

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