WAMC New York News
4:58 am
Mon March 6, 2006

Fight continues over civil commitment

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.