Long Weekend Protest Rocks Minnesota’s Shadow Prisons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8.17.21 Contact: Detainees & OCEAN Co-Founders Russell Hatton; Daniel Wilson: 218-351-1900, ex 70887; 106021; End MSOP Coalition Contact: David Boehnke, 651-315-4222, dboehnke@gmail.com Long Weekend Protest Rocks Minnesota’s Shadow Prisons MOOSE LAKE MN. Behind barbed wire fences a protest movement is swelling for an end to Minnesota’s Shadow Prisons, “treatment facilities” that detaineesContinue reading “Long Weekend Protest Rocks Minnesota’s Shadow Prisons”

Promoting Dignity and Preventing Shame and Humiliation by Improving the Quality and Education of Attorneys in Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Civil Commitment Cases

New York Law School: Heather Ellis Cucolo and Michael L. Perlin; 2017 _____________________________________________________________________ I. INTRODUCTION In Strickland v. Washington, the Supreme Court defined the Sixth Amendment constitutional right to counsel to include the right to the effective assistance of counsel. In its decision, the Court acknowledged that the role of counsel is critical to theContinue reading “Promoting Dignity and Preventing Shame and Humiliation by Improving the Quality and Education of Attorneys in Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Civil Commitment Cases”

Civil Commitment of People Convicted of Sex Offenses in the United States

UCLA School of Law Williams Institute: AUTHORS Trevor Hoppe, Ilan H. Meyer, Scott De Orio, Stefan Vogler, Megan Armstrong; October 2020 _________________________________________________________________________ Twenty states, the federal government, and D.C. have laws that allow for the indefinite detention of sex offenders designated as a “Sexually Violent Person” or “Sexually Violent Predator” (SVP) beyond the term ofContinue reading “Civil Commitment of People Convicted of Sex Offenses in the United States”

After He Found California’s Indefinite Detention of Sex Offenders Wasn’t Working, the State Shut Him Down and Destroyed His Research

Psychologist Jesus Padilla was forbidden to complete research that could have set many indefinitely committed people free. He died with the work unfinished. REASON: STEVEN YODER | FROM THE APRIL 2020 ISSUE ___________________________________________________ In late 2006, a public defender went before a Napa County judge to argue for his client’s freedom. Rex McCurdy, a 49-year-old man, had beenContinue reading “After He Found California’s Indefinite Detention of Sex Offenders Wasn’t Working, the State Shut Him Down and Destroyed His Research”

NARSOL chair urges, “Support Moose Lake protesters and civil commitment protests.”

NARSOL: Paul Shannon; July 22, 2021 __________________________________________________ How can NARSOL support the courageous men on hunger strike at the draconian Moose Lake civil commitment facility in Minnesota? How can we show solidarity with their 70 supporters, some of whom made a car caravan around the facility several weeks ago, and who on July 18 heldContinue reading “NARSOL chair urges, “Support Moose Lake protesters and civil commitment protests.””