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OTHER OPINION: Sex offenders

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The state’s Sex Offender Program has always been plagued with a confounding problem.

When some of the worst sex offenders have served all their prison time and probation there are only two choices: set them free into the community or ask the courts to indefinitely commit them as sexual predators and place them in a secure “treatment” facility like the one in St. Peter.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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