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Senate would create a forum for all sex offenders issues

Post by Joe Turner on Feb. 15, 2008 at 2:19 pm with No Comments »
February 15, 2008 2:19 pm

Senate Bill 6596 was just passed by the Senate on a 48-0 vote. The measure, which now goes to the House, would create a sex offender policy board to keep the Legislature updates on all things related to their treatment, release, oversight, etc.

The board would have 13 voting members: associations that represent law officers, prosecutors, defense lawyers, the state sentencing board, sex offender treatment professionals, the state prison, judges, social workers in the juvenile justice system, crime victims, cities, counties, sexual assault programs and the Special Commitment Center.

The SCC is where about 300 sex offenders are housed on McNeil Island because they have been civilly committed.

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