Category Archives: Sex Crimes

Sex Offender Treatment Changes on Hold in Minnesota
Sex Offender Treatment Changes on Hold in Minnesota
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In Minnesota, sex offenders are required to serve their prison sentence and then be admitted to a “prison hospital” setting to receive treatment in the form of therapy, hormones, and the like.


In June 2015, Federal Judge Frank ruled that this policy for treating sex offenders was unconstitutional. He ordered that instead, sex offenders should be evaluated frequently during their sentence. If necessary, they could then be transferred to the “hospital” for further treatment after serving their time.

Minnesota Sex Offender Program Ruled Unconstitutional
Minnesota Sex Offender Program Ruled Unconstitutional
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A Prison Disguised as a Treatment Center


The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) aims to provide court-ordered sex offender treatment to people who complete prison sentences, usually for criminal sexual conduct offenses. Once a prisoner’s sentence is complete, he is civilly committed to the MSOP for an “unspecified period of time.” People can be civilly committed if a judge determines that individual is a “sexual psychopathic personality” or a “sexually dangerous person,” or both. As of April 1,

Governor Pawlenty Proposes Doubling Sex Offense Sentences
Governor Pawlenty Proposes Doubling Sex Offense Sentences
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Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty recently proposed an increase in sex offense sanctions – a measure that will double the maximum period of incarceration for First-Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct offenders from 12 years to 25 years.


Gov. Pawlenty stated that sex offenders present “a very serious challenge” and “need to be kept off the street for as long as possible.”


In the last ten years, there has been a 40 percent increase in imprisoned sex offenders. Pawlenty said the



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