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IA: Supreme Court upholds prison sex offender treatment process

Source: 11/24/21

The Iowa Supreme Court rules against a group of inmates at the Newton prison who said their constitutional rights were violated by a delay in getting sex offender treatment need to be considered for parole.

The ruling says the Iowa Department of Corrections has not postponed treatment in order to delay parole. It says it is a numbers problem where there are more male sex offenders in Iowa’s prison system than spots available for treatment.

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This is exactly what happened to me. It took almost 19 months for me to get into a treament group into a 24 month minimum sentence and the treatment class lasted 18 months plus a 9 month maintenance course afterwards. The state DoC recognized the backup in parole eligibility because of this and changed the 9 month maintenance course which by the way original met only once a month for one hour to the new 2 x a week for a month. They were literally pushing us through the treatment course to get us out the door. There just were not enough seats available when each group started to place the needed inmates in when the group started.

Last edited 10 days ago by NorthEastPA

My sentence was one to four years; which I had to do six months to two years of time. When I went for my first parole review the board ended up giving me a final hearing, but then I started “treatment” the board decided to give me a review instead. Every time I had a review they would deny me a hearing, so I jammed. Not everyone in prison needs “treatment” and I rather have treatment on the outside. Maybe they should deny people with violent crimes and their numerous convictions, but the registrant is more of an issue.

I hate to be negative on Thanksgiving, but f*** these “people”.

If “sex offenders” need “treatment” then almost everyone in prison does. What nonsense.

And why couldn’t they distribute their awesome “treatment” and great teachings very, very quickly? At least 5 days a week? Get it done. What else are the people in prison doing?

You know when people need treatment? After living lawfully for numerous years and yet still being oppressed by the Oppression Lists (OLs) and the criminal regimes. That is what people need treatment for, decades after a legal sentence ends.

I haven’t had treatment for decades and that has made me a better, more stable person. The OLs have done the opposite.

Knowing what I know about how Iowans think, “treatment” probably involves chemical castration. These people are little more than animals.

From living near Iowa for 30 years I know Iowa stands for Idiots Out Wondering Around. I know many people in Iowa who believe registrants should be left alone when their sentence is over, but they’ve known me for a long time.

The Times-Republican newspaper (Marshalltown, IA) writes:
“The opinion issued Tuesday [by the Iowa Supreme Court] states that the Iowa Department of Corrections has acted reasonably in attempting to address the fact there are too many sex offenders in the system to provide treatment on a timely basis.”

So the solution is to continue their incarceration???? WTF?! 😡

These idiots make the laws, then they can’t fulfill the requirements that they themselves have mandated, so others have to suffer for their incompetence???
And their moron Supreme Court says, “All good.” 😡

My question is, why is there sex offender treatment in prison when the majority of people say sex offenders cannot be rehabilitated?

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