What's next for Minnesota's Sex Offender Program?

The debate over when to commit sex offenders - and what to do with the more than 700 already in civil commitment in Minnesota - continues.

Last week, a court-appointed panel recommended dozens of changes to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. Among other things, the group suggested the state evaluate everyone in the program to see if they belong there.

Despite these and previous recommendations for reform, the Legislature last session did not take any action to change how Minnesota handles sex offenders.

Eric Janus, president and dean of William Mitchell College of Law, joins The Daily Circuit for an update on the issue, and a look at what might happen next. Janus is the author of a book on sex offender civil commitment and was a member of a previous task force that recommended change.

State Republican Rep. Tara Mack also joins the discussion.

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