By David Post . . . In a posting here on the Volokh Conspiracy last week (“Is a Categorical Denial of Bail for Sex Offenders Constitutional?“), Paul Cassell summarized an amicus brief he co-authored urging the US Supreme Court to grant certiorari in Arizona v. Goodman,a case involving a provision of Arizona law under which pre-trial bail must be denied to persons…Read More
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Can there be life after civil commitment?
By Sandy . . . Over forty years ago, Wayne Chapman was convicted of raping two boys. He claimed to have had as many as a hundred victims. He was sentenced to thirty years in prison, and when that was completed, under Massachusetts’s civil commitment laws, was confined further in a non-criminal facility where he was to be treated and evaluated…Read More
Locked up for what you might do: the Good Lives Model perverted
By Michael M. . . . Imagine what it would be like to be Jason Schoenfeld, a disabled military veteran who was convicted of aggravated assault of a child, sent to prison for 18 years, and then released at the end of his term to a halfway house in Houston, Texas. At the halfway house, he stayed in relatively comfortable…Read More