A large frog sits on a lily pad in the small stone pond in the backyard of one of the Beautiful Gardens contest winners. District Judge Donovan Frank cited a decision by the 8th U. Circuit Court of Appeals, which overturned his declaration that the program was unconstitutional because few people had ever been released from the program since began in the mids.
To many former employees at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake, the unspoken reason that no client has ever been released is that's the way state leaders and program administrators want it. They will tell you that it's a life sentence and they'll be going out feet-first. MSOP senior administrators deny those claims.
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This guide is compiled by staff at the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library on a topic of interest to state legislators. It introduces the topic and points to sources for further research. The Court concludes that Minnesota's civil commitment statutes and sex offender program do not pass constitutional scrutiny.
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A large frog sits on a lily pad in the small stone pond in the backyard of one of the Beautiful Gardens contest winners. A series of increasingly in-your-face decisions that reaches back several years culminated last week in a Court of Appeals ruling upholding the provisional discharge of a notorious rapist. The result has been to once again make reform impossible through normal political policymaking channels.
A long-running class-action lawsuit over the constitutionally of Minnesota's civil commitment program for sex offenders effectively ended Thursday when a federal judge dismissed the remaining claims but stood by his earlier statements that some revelations during the six-week trial shock his conscience. District Judge Donovan Frank cited a decision by the 8th U. The U.
Last week, inside a federal courtroom in St. Paul, U. Frank is expected to make a ruling within the next few weeks on the fate of Terhaar, a ruling that could pave the way for other MSOP clients to be released. The treatment is administered by the state Department of Human Services.
A Minnesota Sex Offender Program client in Moose Lake allegedly slashed a counselor's throat with a razor blade in an incident described by state Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey as "one of the most serious attacks of this sort we've seen in the history of this program. George Mack Jr. Court documents indicate Mack approached clinician Zachary Campbell from behind and made two slashing motions at his throat as Campbell was leading a group session.