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Saturday, May 5, 2007

Washington State Allows for Civilly Confining Sex Offenders

From NPR.com: Washington state's Supreme Court has ruled that it's permissible to confine sex offenders even after they've served their sentences, as long as they receive mental health treatment that could lead to their release.

A federal court had been monitoring the state's sex-crime confinement program since the 1990s, when allegations arose that the program was used to keep sex offenders off the streets indefinitely.

Listen. . . [Mark Godsey]

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