Sex offenders and civil commitments
Governor Tim Pawlenty's latest bonding request includes $89 million to finish the unit housing sex offenders at Moose Lake. Minnesota is one of several states that allows the civil commitment of what it considers dangerous sex offenders. The growing population of sex offenders is causing some to wonder whether there is another way.
- Andrew Harris: Assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
- Mike Freeman: Hennepin County Attorney.