What is Minnesota going to do with the sex offenders who’ve already served time for their crimes, and now are being incarcerated for “treatment,” which isn’t really treatment as much as it is “keeping them off the streets for what they might do?” Today, Gov. Mark Dayton punted on a drive to transfer some sex offenders to a residential facility in Cambridge, sending this letter to the human services commissioner and saying it’s become ensnared in governor’s race politics.
This story and a few others were on today’s news conversation with Mary Lucia on The Current.
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November 13, 2013
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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