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October-11-95

Law to Keep Repeat Sex Offenders off the Streets

Recently passed and signed legislation in California keeps repeat sex offenders off the streets if they have mental disorders. The legislation requires inmates to receive in-patient treatment for mental disorders before they are released back into soc iety. The legislation aims to keep repeat sex offenders from committing more crimes once released from prison. The California Department of Corrections reports that currently 13,000 repeat sex offenders serve time in CA's state prison with approximately 3,000 released annually

Media Resources: The Nando Times - October 11, 1995