WAMC New York News
Mon March 6, 2006
Fight continues over civil commitment
By Jessica Bloustein
Albany, NY – New York lawmakers from both houses are ironing out the details of civil commitment for the state's most violent convicted sex offenders. The push to keep sexual predators off the streets and protect communities has inspired quick action from the legislature--but has garnered the disapproval of mental health advocates and sex offender treatment providers.
WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.