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CO: Owner of polygraphy firm would have to quit sex-offender management board or give up $1.9M contract under measure heading to Colorado governor

[ 5/9/18]

Members of the Colorado board that decides how the state’s sex offenders are managed no longer will be able to profit from multimillion-dollar state contracts related to their work with sex offenders under a law legislators passed Wednesday.

House Bill 1427 bars members of the Sex Offender Management Board from having direct financial benefits from the standards and guidelines adopted by that board. The legislation, which passed 27-8 in a final Senate vote, now goes to Gov. John Hickenlooper for consideration.

Legislators reacted in part to a report in The Denver Post on how professional polygrapher Jeff Jenks played an influential role last year as a member of the 25-person board in writing the rules for how often his profession administers polygraphs to sex offenders.

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I hate to state the obvious… but a much more egregious violation is occurring right here in California. Tom Tobin, a leader of the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB), also owns Sharper Future. Sharper Future is, by far, the *largest* sex offender “treatment” company in California. And Tom Tobin and Sharper Future have near exclusivity in its contracts with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

Don’t tell me there isn’t anything fishy going on here…

This is common knowledge to all of us that have been forced to endure this.

The Dallas area in Texas is similar.

The probation department has a “short list” of both Sex Offender Treatment Providers and Polygraph Examiners that they will allow you to use.

This is the definition of corruption. These select few know their livelihood depends on making the probation and parole officers happy, so when they want someone to fail a polygraph or get kicked out of treatment, guess what? It happens and the guy goes back to prison.

This breeds monopolies since new businesses can never form, and those that aren’t on the short list, or fall from it for being honest, go out of business.

It was challenged in Fort Worth back around 2008, and that was settled where that county temporarily allowed people to pick anyone. I don’t think that lasted long, and it certainly didn’t affect other counties.

If someone is licensed by the state for that service, then they should be allowed to be chosen. If there is a service that becomes a problem for never failing someone, then the government should go through proper due process to have their license revoked and not just bully them out of business.

Hey this is against the law. A state employee cannot make money off of a decision the make while in state employ. Here is the law for legislators I am still looking for the one for all public officials. I know it exist because me and my wife were discussing this very issue a while back on a different subject. So according to the following law many of the board members are members of the legislature I believe, I may be wrong but I think they are.

“Members of the legislature shall not be financially interested in any contract made by them in their official capacity or by any body or board of which they are members. Cal. Gov’t Code § 1090. What may or may not constitute a “financial interest” is defined at Cal. Gov’t Code § 1091.5.”

Yeah I do not know if any of these people are in the legislature or not I do not see Tobin on the board. Lot of vacancies and imagine that CDCR rep. / criminal defense Rep. I will have to dig more into it but I do not believe that any of these people are supposed to profit from their position other than a paycheck…

You know I wonder if I should contact these people and discuss possibly using someone from the board as a expert witness in my case. HMMMMMMM…..
How come people are not going to these meetings and lobbying these people? they have meetings every month it appears fora variety of subjects..
Hell the research subcommittee meeting might be where I need to be…Interesting Igor, wringing his hands and snickering…LMAO…

Excuse my ignorance but what exactly do they use the polygraphs for? I was on probation from 97 till 99 and they never made me do those. What other type of crime do they force people to undergo this garbage for when their on probation or parole?

and funny thing is Sharper FINGER lost the contract here in san diego !!

It doesn’t matter if Tom Tobin is gone. The damage has been done.

Tom Tobin left a disastrous legacy starting with the Static 99, Static 99R, and SARATSO schemes. Tobin then used these questionable “risk” assessments to prop his Sharper Future business so that thousands of people—for the ONLY reason of having a “high” Static 99R score—are forced into more and longer “treatment,” resulting in more $$$$ for Tobin.

In the end, we’re left with the Static 99R—and/or any SARATSO replacement—having infected the tiered registry for many years to come.

Tom Tobin is literally the man responsible for junk science in the tiered registry law.

Polygraphs are a great racket. With my PO and treatment providers, if your polygraph showed “deceptive” or even “inconclusive”, you had to keep taking more polygraphs until you got one that was “non-deceptive”. Not only that, there were additional restrictions and punishments that went with each “failure” . Each polygraph cost the offender $240. The polygraphers have a financial interest in your failures. I found them to be very unreliable. I “failed” most of them that I took, even when I was telling the truth. They way a polygrapher asks a question, his demeanor, his tone of voice, and even his facial expressions can effect they way you react. When my caretakers finally let me chose which polygrapher I used, I found one where I could pass almost every time.

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