New policy on placing sex offenders in nursing homesby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
The Minnesota Department of Corrections has issued a new policy on how to place people who have served time in state prison in nursing homes. The policy is designed to prevent another situation like the one at Concordia Care Center in Minneapolis. The state Attorney General sued Concordia's owner because two sex offenders placed there allegedly sexually assaulted other residents. The new policy calls for those who have served time in state prison to be separated from nursing home residents. It also creates a multi-agency, blue-ribbon panel to develop better ways to handle sex offenders. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections Joan Fabian.