Sex offender: 'I've never had so many deviant thoughts'
Some people have been held for more than 20 years. During that time, not one person has been released from the program unconditionally.
A central flaw, Judge Frank said, is that Minnesota does not perform reassessments of risk, so the burden lies with the detainees to prove they no longer pose a danger. On Aug.
Despite the public perception that all sex offenders are recidivists — a belief that drove these laws in the first place — sexual re-offense rates are in fact lower than those for other crimes though an unknown number of sex crimes go unreported. That was the case in Minnesota, which drastically increased the number of people it committed after a recently released sex offender sexually assaulted and murdered a college student named Dru Sjodin in Here is a guide to the procedure, which is used in a handful of states and in some places outside of the country.
Chemical castration involves using a drug to reduce testosterone levels and affect the sex drive.
Oregon has the highest rate of sex offenders in the nation
American doctors have been using medroxyprogesterone acetate — the protocol expected to be used in Alabama — to treat sex offenders for more than 50 years. The new law requires people who were convicted of certain sex offenses, including rape, sodomy or incest, involving victims younger than 13 to receive chemical castration as a term of parole.
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It was not immediately clear how many people will be affected by the law. A California law — the first of its kind in the United States — set out requirements similar to the ones that are planned in Alabama. Other states that have castration provisions in their laws include Florida , Louisiana and Wisconsin. Sections U.
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