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State to Argue Why Offender Should Stay at MSOP

Updated: 06/25/2014 6:18 PM
Created: 06/25/2014 5:35 AM KSTP.com

Attorneys for the Department of Human Services have argued in federal court that a man should stay in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.
    
State attorneys say the man - identified as E.T. - is dangerous and still needs treatment. That differs from experts who say there's little evidence he's a risk.
    
The court-appointed experts are evaluating whether patients are receiving appropriate treatment under the program. The evaluations are part of a class-action lawsuit in which residents claim the program is unconstitutional because it keeps sex offenders locked up indefinitely.
    
An attorney representing the program's residents argued E.T. should be immediately released.
    
A federal judge and magistrate put E.T.'s case - and a female offender's case - on an accelerated schedule. A hearing is planned for the week of July 14.

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