Supreme Court could decide future of civil commitment

The Supreme Court will decide this week whether to take up a case challenging Minnesota’s Sex Offender Treatment (civil commitment) Program.¬† Maurice Chammah reports in an article for the Marshall Project. If someone finishes a prison sentence for a violent sexual crime, but might still be dangerous, should he be released? How do you knowContinue reading “Supreme Court could decide future of civil commitment”

Colorado county takes sex offender registry offline

Following on the heels of a federal court ruling against the state’s sex offender registry, the sheriff of one Colorado county has taken a rather unusual step. As reported online at Westword: Montrose County, on Colorado’s Western Slope, has pulled its sex-offender list offline, reportedly because of a recent court ruling in which¬†U.S. District CourtContinue reading “Colorado county takes sex offender registry offline”