Government and Politics Sep 2nd - 7am. Trending Articles. The number of sex offenders committed to the treatment program grew greatly in the past decade after the high-profile Dru Sjodin case. Minnesota law allows state judges to commit serious sex offenders who complete their prison sentences to an indefinite treatment program in a secure state hospital.
More importantly, he added, if the bill passes, it should "show that Minnesota is serious" when the judge decides whether to take action. The former chief justice said the U. Trending Articles.
A Senate committee Monday night unanimously approved legislators' first step to meet the judge's demands. Trending Articles. Minnesota is one of 20 states to allow judges to commit sex offenders to treatment after serving their sentences.