A case against civil commitment

Reposted from August 14, 2018 By NARSOL . . . In view of recent developments in the case of Galen Baughman in Virginia, NARSOL restates its unequivocal opposition to the civil commitment process occurring in at least twenty states and in the federal system. Paul Shannon, NARSOL’s board chair, states, “NARSOL opposes the practice of civilly committing sexual offenders to…

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Never give up

By Tim…I would like to share a bright spot of my life with all of you and hopefully shine some light on opportunities for others. Two years ago I saw a group of motorcycle riders escorting bicycle riders for the MS society. They were riding from a suburb of where I live to the Twin Cities, a 150 mile ride.…

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Galen Baughman Civil Commitment Trial Begins Monday

The trial of advocate, Galen Baughman, will begin this coming Monday to determine whether he will be civilly committed. Civil commitment is the involuntary detention of an individual beyond the expiration of their sentence. In other words, after a defendant’s criminal sanction is completed, certain states (Florida included) have laws that will allow the government to keep an individual locked…

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VA: In Arlington, a judge must decide if a nonviolent sex offender should stay incarcerated after serving his sentence

[washingtonpost.com – 8/23/19] Philip Fornaci is a civil rights lawyer based in Washington. Roger Lancaster is the author of “Sex Panic and the Punitive State.” On Monday, the Circuit Court in liberal Arlington County will be the scene of a heavy-handed morality play, with prosecutors seeking lifelong incarceration for a young gay man who has […] [Read More]

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