Here’s the press release from DSHS about a court ruling on the constitutionality of the state’s civil commitment facility for sex offenders:
Appellate Court upholds the constitutionality
of the DSHS sex offender treatment program
OLYMPIA — A federal appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of the DSHS Special Commitment Center treatment program for sexually violent predators.
The Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the March 2007 action of U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez to dissolve a federal injunction against the SCC. At one point, DSHS faced a