Minnesota’s sex offender program has been deemed constitutional after a federal appeals court reversed a lower court decision that ruled the program unconstitutional.
The Minnesota Sex Offender Program holds convicted sex offenders after they have completed their prison sentences in a “secure setting” while they receive rehabilitative services. Clients who show progress are then moved to a different facility to “prepare for re-entry into the community.” However, during the 20-year history of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, only a handful of offenders have won provisional releases. A lawsuit filed by more than 700 offenders argued that the program should be unconstitutional because hardly anyone gets out – for many, it amounts to a life sentence. For them, and many others, this ruling is a major setback.
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Being accused of a sex crime is a very serious matter that requires the immediate assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. A conviction could result not only in a finite prison sentence, but could also subject a person to an indefinite stay in the Sex Offender Program facility. With your freedom at stake, prompt and decisive action is essential.
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