Supreme Court: Sex offenders can be held indefinitely – This Just In – CNN.com Blogs

The Supreme Court ruled Monday the federal government has the power to indefinitely keep some sex offenders behind bars after they have served their sentences, if officials determine those inmates may prove “sexually dangerous” in the future.

“The federal government, as custodian of its prisoners, has the constitutional power to act in order to protect nearby (and other) communities from the danger such prisoners may pose,” Justice Stephen Breyer wrote for the 7-2 majority.

ok, I loathe sex crimes as much as the next person and struggle with my own commitment to peace and opposition of the death penalty when it comes to certain sex crimes (esp. those against children) but I’m not sure I’m ok with this.

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