After a decision by the Massachusetts Judicial Court, lawmakers are scrambling to overhaul the process to determine if someone is no longer a threat to public safety. The governor plans to refile a bill that would create a mandatory life sentence for rape of a child by force if the person is already on the sex offender registry.
The ruling of the court has allowed for the eventual release of Wayne Chapman, who has served more than 40 years for the rape of two boys. He was cleared to be released from civil commitment by two psychologists, which is the current standard under Massachusetts law.
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