Justice Department examining NY civil commitment of SO’s

The U.S. Department of Justice is examining New York’s civil commitment program for sex offenders, according to a report in the Albany Times-Union. The paper says the investigation was started after a Justice Department attorney spoke with a man confined at the Central New York Psychiatric Center. Interviews the paper conducted with men confined thereContinue reading “Justice Department examining NY civil commitment of SO’s”

Polygraph therapy scrutinized in child porn case

Courthouse News Service reports on a case in New York that’s drawing scrutiny to the use of so-called “therapeutic polygraphs” for sex offenders. Richard Llanga Moran challenged the use of the polygraph as a condition of his supervised release. The therapist he meets with regularly has found Llanga Moran “forthcoming and engaged in sessions,” butContinue reading “Polygraph therapy scrutinized in child porn case”

Court blasts NY officials for holding SO’s past release date

A New York court is taking state prison officials to task for policies that allow sex offenders to remain locked up long past their release dates. The case in question involved a man, in prison for second-degree rape, who remained locked up four months after he was to have been released — due to residencyContinue reading “Court blasts NY officials for holding SO’s past release date”