They served their prison sentences, but they’re still locked up

Southern Poverty Law Center: Feb. 16, 2018, by The Editors



The David Prescott essay I mentioned is the second piece, below…

The Dobbs Wire:  Liberty stolen.  Legislators have created an extraordinary array of harsh laws for individuals convicted of sex offenses.  Prison terms are commonplace while twenty states and the federal government go even farther with “civil commitment.”  After paying the price, their prison time done and freedom near, some find themselves, instead, held indefinitely in locked facilities that may as well be prisons — not for what they did but for what the government’s “experts” say they might do.  A reported 5,000 to 6,000 individuals are locked up on hunches. 

Barbara Koeppel has a new article The Washington Spectator, have a look as she pulls the curtain back on civil commitment for sex offenses, following the money and more.    

Koeppel’s expose raises a question. What about the professionals who helped create and operate these gulags, what are their responsibilities, what is their culpability?  David Prescott is  one of those professionals, have a look at his powerful essay, also below.  –Bill Dobbs, The Dobbs Wire  June 6, 2019

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