Superintendent defends decision to allow former registrant to volunteer at school

Here’s a bit of positive news to start your May. The superintendent of an eastern Iowa school district is defending his decision to allow a former registrant to volunteer in the district, even though the decision could cost him his job. The story is reported by Iowa Public Radio. Trent Yoder has been volunteering withContinue reading “Superintendent defends decision to allow former registrant to volunteer at school”

Uproar over former registrant allowed to volunteer at Iowa school

The Des Moines Register has an article about concern over a former Iowa teacher, who was convicted 20 years ago of exploitation of a minor for recording female students changing in a school restroom, now allowed to volunteer at his children’s school. The man served a short prison sentence and was on Iowa’s sex offenderContinue reading “Uproar over former registrant allowed to volunteer at Iowa school”

Iowa court rules two men can’t be held in civil commitment

The Iowa Supreme Court struck a blow against Iowa’s civil commitment program, ruling that the state couldn’t hold two men indefinitely past their court-mandated sentences. Here are a couple key quotes from the Associated Press article. “Preventive detention is very limited in American law because it is seen as antithetical to fundamental liberty interests and theContinue reading “Iowa court rules two men can’t be held in civil commitment”