Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"Clients expressed feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, believing that the program has no end."


Only months before a class-action lawsuit is set for trial in federal court, a scathing report on Minnesota's sex offender program has been made public.  According to the Star Tribune:

"Their 108-page report paints a bleak picture of a program that creates unnecessary obstacles to treatment, sets unrealistic expectations for patient behavior, and leaves both patients and staff beset with feelings of futility. Only two offenders have been discharged in the program’s 20-year history — in what many argue has become a de-facto life sentence."

The report is here.

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