Sex offenders need close watch

Sex offenders need close watch

There are 6 comments on the Poughkeepsie Journal story from Sep 29, 2006, titled Sex offenders need close watch. In it, Poughkeepsie Journal reports that:

Dutchess County is stepping up monitoring of registered sex offenders, as the state continues to grapple with the thorny issue of dealing with sexual predators who have completed their prison terms.

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William J Burris II

United States

#1 Sep 30, 2006
Why are tax payers paying the tab for tracking sex offenders? It's time that criminals started being accountable for their behavior. If they want to be free, then let them get jobs and make payments for their own GPS tracking device. If they don't want to do that, keep them in prison. It has been proven over and over in the past that there is no psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor or doctor anywhere that can say a dangerous psychopath is cured. Let them pay for their own freedom.
Carlos Maldonado

New York, NY

#2 Feb 5, 2007
The problem with your logic is that we are ALREADY paying tax dollars supporting inmates. I think somewhere in the neighborhood of $50K/year for each inmate in jail. If we take the road of "letting them rot" in jail, it will get VERY expensive, very quickly. Nonetheless, your point about the difficulty of "curing" a sexual predator is correct. No easy solutions here.

Syracuse, NY

#4 Apr 25, 2007
There is no rehabilitation for sex offenders, either hang em all or quarantine them somewhere in darkest Africa, it's that simple!

Toms River, NJ

#5 Jul 12, 2007
I understand your point, but why should get a sex offender get off free. What he/she did is unreprhensible. The sex offender is not the victim here. They should pay for their crime!


#7 Nov 2, 2007
not all sex offenders are animals and some are even innocent


#8 Nov 29, 2007
The rise in the number of sex offenders will only serve to increase our tax dollars by the greater number of inmates in Dutchess County Jail.

Something needs to be done about this if we want to separate ourselves from "Westchester."

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