Sex Offender Program Ruled Unconstitutional

Gov. Dayton says there won’t be immediate changes to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in response to a federal judge’s ruling that it’s unconstitutional.

The Democratic governor says he’ll work with the state attorney general to continue to defend the program.

U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank has called on state leaders, including Dayton, to present him with potential remedies in August.

For now the judge is not ordering the release of any of the 700 sex offenders confined in secure St. Peter and Moose Lake facilities.