ust Future Project | Sep. 20, 2022

Victory in Supreme Court of Virginia against out-of-control prosecution Justices declare effort targeting leading advocate illegal, ending 5-year court battle On Thursday, the highest court in Virginia ended the Commonwealth’s 13-year campaign to indefinitely detain a prominent advocate on criminal justice matters, Galen Baughman. In a victory for justice the Supreme Court ruled that the petition filed against BaughmanContinue reading “ust Future Project | Sep. 20, 2022”

Corrections House of Representatives Committee Hearing

The following link is to a video of a Texas House of Representatives Committee Hearing on Corrections that took place on August 10 2022. Marsha McLane testifies. I encourage you all to listen for the difference between what she says and what is actually happening at TCCC. The Representatives on the committee can be foundContinue reading “Corrections House of Representatives Committee Hearing”

Locked Up For Good—Or Forgotten?

Minnesota has the highest per-capita commitment rate of sex offenders nationwide, and one of the lowest release rates Minnesota Monthly: John Rosengren; April 19, 2022 The Minnesota Sex Offender Program housed at Moose Lake is tucked away in the woods, off State Highway 73, about 120 miles north of Minneapolis. The high-security facility surrounded by fencesContinue reading “Locked Up For Good—Or Forgotten?”

Sex crime rehab under fire

Critics say supposed ‘treatment’ program is punitive Houston Chronicle: Anita Hassan and Mike Ward, January 3, 2015 ____________________________________________________________________________ Just a note: As you read this article from 2015, please think of how this compares to the current situation in Littlefield at the TCCC. If you have loved ones there, I encourage you to post repliesContinue reading “Sex crime rehab under fire”

SEX OFFENDER CIVIL COMMITMENT TOPRISON POST-KINGSLEY

Northwestern University Law Review: Arielle W. Tolman; Vol. 113, No. 1, 2018 _______________________________________________________________________ ABSTRACT—Today, an estimated 5400 people are civilly committed understate and federal sex offender programs. This Note surveys these civilcommitment regimes and finds that seventeen jurisdictions (sixteen statesand the federal government) have enacted legislative schemes that authorizethe indefinite civil detention of people chargedContinue reading “SEX OFFENDER CIVIL COMMITMENT TOPRISON POST-KINGSLEY”

Commitment Through Fear: Mandatory Jury Trials and Substantive Due Process Violations in the Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders in Illinois

Chicago-Kent Law Review: Michael Zolfo; August 9, 2018 ———————————————————————————————————— The issue of the constitutionality of SVP programs is a difficult one,both legally and politically. Because of the nature of sex offenders andsexually violent crimes, there is little to no public advocacy for the rights ofsex offenders. Much of the public would rather risk the constitutionallibertiesContinue reading “Commitment Through Fear: Mandatory Jury Trials and Substantive Due Process Violations in the Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders in Illinois”