Minnesota commits a greater proportion of sex offenders to treatment lock-ups after prison than any other state. No one has been released, costs are mounting, and questions are increasing. Updated Mar. 23, 2011
Inside the Minnesota Sex Offender Program
Mike Meyer, 38, in his 13th year of treatment.
Mike Meyer remains locked up after completing all required treatment for sex offenders. An official rejected a recommendation for transfer as "premature."
James Poole was committed in 1999.
The professionals in sex offender civil commitment cases follow established laws and criteria. But the law is broad, the science is fallible and many are uncomfortably aware that no one is being freed.
An occasional series examining special education in Minnesota’s public schools, where the sharp increase in students who have serious disabilities has brought soaring costs, profound challenges and often controversial new methods for educating them.