Iowa considering separate facility for aging sex offenders

The state of Iowa is considering building a facility to house and care for elderly sex offenders. According to a report in the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the director of the state’s Department of Corrections, Jerry Bartruff, supports the idea. That’s because finding places for elderly sex offenders to live after they’ve served their time inContinue reading “Iowa considering separate facility for aging sex offenders”

Iowa Civil Commitment challenged in federal court

A federal lawsuit challenging Iowa’s civil commitment program is continuing. Nine men say the program is unconstitutional because they’re not given the counseling and services needed for them to be released.  It’s estimated that more than 5,000 people are held in civil commitment programs in 20 states, though many of those programs are now underContinue reading “Iowa Civil Commitment challenged in federal court”