Report: Minnesota sex offender program needs space

There are 6 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 18, 2011, titled Report: Minnesota sex offender program needs space. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Minnesota's sex offender program may need money for an emergency expansion this year as treatment beds fill up.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at TwinCities.com.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
GENO

Mound, MN

#23 Jan 18, 2011
Ten years ago there wasn't a sex offender list. Family offenders were treated in the family setting and where back in society. With Dru Sjoden murder the laws were changed. Sex offenders of all categories are now registered and kept track of . They basically ,have no life in society. Hence, society must provide for them treatment and an avenue back to alife in society. Some of these individuals can be helped,others cannot.

Since: Aug 09

United States

#24 Jan 18, 2011
GENO wrote:
Ten years ago there wasn't a sex offender list. Family offenders were treated in the family setting and where back in society. With Dru Sjoden murder the laws were changed. Sex offenders of all categories are now registered and kept track of . They basically ,have no life in society. Hence, society must provide for them treatment and an avenue back to alife in society. Some of these individuals can be helped,others cannot.
No one has ever been released from the SOP (sex offender program) in Moose Lake or St Peter. It is nothing but a holding center for those people too dangerous to let out, but who have served their sentences.

Let's start to fix it by enforcing real sentences to keep these weirdos in prison. Hopefully with intelligent people running the legislature again, we can get some reform in mandatory sentences.

Second, I've done work at both of these places. It is closer to a full service hotel than a prison, because we don't want them to feel bad. Tough #**%%. Big barracks with 3-high bunks like LA has in their prisons. 300 people to a big locked room. Just because we want to call it a hospital instead of a prison doesn't mean it can't be run like a prison!!

Third, give them options to get out. Surgical or chemical castration to start. Maybe 24/7 GPS tracking implants. How about mandatory relocation to Somalia or other country where their morals will fit in better than here. The options are endless.
Commissioner Gordon

Bemidji, MN

#25 Jan 18, 2011
Include a name and policy change from St.Peter to No Peter in the price tag so the tax payer gets something for their money, and the offender knows what is going to happen there.
The truth

Clearlake, CA

#26 Jan 18, 2011
As long as were as a society are going to civilly commit sex offenders after serving their prison time we are going to have this problem.

I myself am against civil commitment and for longer sentences.

The reason I am against civil commitment is simple. The government says these scum are mentally competent to stand trial and do their time in prison. Then after doing their time the government then decides that these people are not mentally competent to be released into society. The government can't have it both ways.

I say just lock them up and throw away the key, or if they are to be released physically castrate the scum.
Taxman

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Jan 18, 2011
"A new report from Minnesota Sex Offender Program officials". If the "Program officials" are the same ones that run these sex offender programs and facilities, why would anyone be surprised that they say they need more beds and money to justify what they do? Where is the research to support spending still more money on treatment for people that the politicians and public don't ever want released ? The sex offender treatment "jobs and building program" should be cut back.
Thank You But You Forget_

Saint Paul, MN

#28 Jan 19, 2011
Why? Stop letting them out. They countinue to re-offend and harm children and ruin lives. Minnesota is really soft on the Pedophiles and it is sad. But with it being a Catholic run capital(Saint Paul) what is to be expected? More child moleseters released after lounging around watching flat screen tv's and ordering books from Amazon. It's a shame we don't invest in the right things for our country. Pedophiles are about as good as the stock market.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Moose Lake Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Reforms are taking hold in Minnesota's sex offe... Mar '15 ME OR A TO Z 2
Victor Barnard...up to $25,000 reward for infor... Feb '15 Jeff Sjolander 2
Willow River Days (Jan '09) Jul '14 babs 11
News Lawmakers grapple with how to reform sex offend... (Mar '14) Mar '14 Heres an Idea 1
News Minn. senators: sex offender program needs change (Nov '13) Nov '13 PB in Saint Paul 1
News Sex offender program reports first suicide (Aug '13) Aug '13 Jodie 1
News Stay Safe: No Water Contact is Recommended in F... (Jun '13) Jun '13 Gato Is Impressed 1
More from around the web

Moose Lake People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]