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Monday, May 17, 2010

Court: No Need To Free 'Sexually Dangerous' Inmates

Court: No Need To Free 'Sexually Dangerous' Inmates: "
Overturning a lower court ruling, the Supreme Court voted 7-2 that such inmates can be kept in prison indefinitely -- even after finishing their original sentences.

(Via NPR Topics: News.)
This opinion by the Supreme Court sets a dangerous precedent. I understand the concern regarding the chance of further attacks but how is it constitutional to hold someone after their sentence has been completed? This is a little scary.

John H. Armwood

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