Covid-19 and polygraphs

When NARSOL’s New Mexico affiliate Liberty and Justice Coalition discovered that the DOC was still requiring persons under community supervision to travel to a central location, often by public transit, and take a polygraph exam, they sent a cease and desist letter to the Corrections Department. LJC subsequently discovered that in-person sex offense group treatment sessions were also still being required.

When NARSOL investigated, we discovered another state, Oklahoma, that is still requiring polygraphs and several others that are allowing them at the discretion of the local jurisdictions. In the face of this blatant disregard for stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements, NARSOL issued this press release on April 22 demanding that these practices cease.

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