Big bucks to house sex offender

Big bucks to house sex offender

There are 11 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from May 25, 2008, titled Big bucks to house sex offender. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

It cost the state about $15,000 per month to house and treat James Lamb as a "sexually violent predator" during the past 10 years.

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United States

#1 May 25, 2008
I don't understand, this molester victimizes children, yet the state is still supporting this fool. What about all the homeless people and people that go hungry everyday, while this Chomo is being cared for. Only in California.....

Los Angeles, CA

#2 May 25, 2008
If the judge had done his or her job correctly, he would have just stayed in prison for the rest of his life and nobody would have to worry about anything.

Marina, CA

#3 May 25, 2008
Those who are released under this program should NOT be allowed to return to their former communities. They should be placed somewhere in the remote desert with strict rules regarding leaving the Predator Reservation.

In the little reading I have done, it appears that the costly program shows little evidence of success, and the lowering of the rate of recidivism is questionable.

I am sorry, but I do not believe that these violators should be given a second chance. They should remain in locked facilities the remainder of their lives.

The fact is that we warehouse violators, since we cannot cure their behavior.

We need to be more concerned about protecting the public than in punishing the criminal.

As voters, we should lobby for life sentences for violent sexual predators. They are not mentally ill - they are criminals.


United States

#4 May 25, 2008
Amazing. WAY too many of OUR tax dollars to take care of this human garbage. My solution - a 50-cent bullet to the head, and a cheap burial in a potter's field.
Harry Shaw

United States

#5 May 25, 2008
Whats the big hoop de do. You probably have a pervert living right in your neighbor hood as I type. Since the guy had a testlictomy I doubt if he is that harmful especially since he is an old pervert. Too much money is spent on this guy. He did his time, let him alone or better yet let the Salinas cops use him for Tazer practice. Hey Bob Oen what happened to your old preacher ways and liberalizm? I think we worked Bob with fellow employee perverts as bad as Lamb.

Windham, ME

#6 May 26, 2008

What can you say. Politicans did not tell us this when they road into office on the "Get tough" platform. But then they are not footing the bill for this mess, the taxpayers are.

So next time the Politcians talk about passing more draconian Sex Offender Laws remember what the last ones have and are costing us.
Retired from CDCR

United States

#7 May 30, 2008
I have yet to see this much money spent to protect a crime victim, or a woman being victimized by a predator, and I worked for 25 years in the CJ field. Now I know why Californians are looked down upon in other states.

Honolulu, HI

#8 May 31, 2008
the law says this guy has to get out, this money is being spent to protect the community. What if was released with nobody watching him? How would that make you feel?

United States

#9 Jun 8, 2008
The money that will be spent to support this man is ridiculous! But the bigger issue is not the money, how do you think the 50 children he molested feel about his release? This man hurt a ridiculous number of children and now we have to support him. And not only that they want to place him near a camping area where there are tons of children! What idiot thought this plan out?!?!
Just a Lockwood resident

United States

#10 Jun 22, 2008
We are just a farming community of around 900 families in Lockwood, Bradley and Bryson Hysperia. We already have 3 sexual preditors located in our area (Megans Law) placed here by the justice system. Two of them are in trailer parks where children reside, close to our major store and less than 3 miles from N.Shore Lake San Antonio. Respond time is 1-2 hours for the sheriff and CHP most of the time. Our children catch buses along county roads, they play on their ranches/farms and ride their horses, jogg, walk and bike in the area.
The percentage of population verses the sexual preditor is a little high already. Does it make since to put a sexual preditor in a remote community where he can take a child into a remote area for whatever and don't tell me that he is chemically castrated, it is not his male hormones, not his testicales, it is in his head. We have a right to have some peace of mind in our little community. Our children are the most important thing in our lives. We have a responsibility to protect them. People of this catagory should never be allowed to be put back into the population, in fact his quanity of children he has ruined the lives of should have demanded the needle for this individual. We put mad or dangerous animals to sleep, he is no better than one of these animals. If we used the death penality for our murders and sexual preditators it might detur some.
I have no solution but we could think of building a community for these people in a remote desert area, where they have to work to eat, pay rent and so forth. No Free Bees anymore. They are not free to leave this community "they are killers and preditators. A criminal community, supported by the criminals and all must wear a tracking device.
I don't know, I do just know we have enough in our community already.

Islamabad, Pakistan

#11 Dec 6, 2009

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