Court Upholds Unconstitutional Ruling for Minnesota’s Sex Offender Program

The U.S. Court of Appeals is upholding a federal judge’s ruling that says Minnesota’s Sex Offender program has to make changes or risk being shut down.

The court granted a temporary stay to the judge’s ruling as it considers the state’s motion for a pending appeal.

A U.S. District Judge says he wants changes to risk assessments so it can be decided who can potentially be released into the public.

The state says the more than 700 offenders the program currently has are too likely to re-offend if they are released.