Offender program needs a new look
No one was happy with the news that a judicial board approved the first release of a sex offender from the state’s sexual predator treatment program.
There is obvious reason for safety concerns upon the supervised release of Clarence Opheim, a 64-year-old convicted pedophile.
But the partisan political rhetoric at the state Capitol is not helpful. Instead, it’s time for a reasoned discussion of improving the civil commitment process.
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