Tag Archives: civil commitment

Commentary: The enormous cost of civil commitments

Earlier this year, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld a Minnesota law that provided for the indefinite detention of sex offenders after completion of their prison sentences. U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank wrote that the ...

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Fourth Department — Civil Commitment: Matter of Brusso

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Civil Commitment Findings of Fact Matter of Brusso CA 11-02586 Appealed from Supreme Court, Monroe County Background: The respondent was found to be a dangerous sex offender requiring confinement under Mental Hygiene Law article 10. On ...

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Fourth Department — Civil Commitment: State v. Calhoun

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Civil Commitment Release Date State v. Calhoun CA 11-02578 Appealed from Supreme Court, Jefferson County Background: A criminal defendant was convicted in state court of sex offenses and afterward in federal court for additional sex offenses. ...

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Fourth Department — Civil Commitment: State of New York v. Johnson

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Civil Commitment Independent Psychiatric Evaluations — Indigent Person State of New York v. Johnson CA 11-00335 Appealed from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: The respondent appealed from an order revoking his prior regimen of strict and ...

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Civil Commitment: People ex rel MHLS obo Martinek

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Civil Commitment Post-Release Supervision People ex rel MHLS obo Martinek KAH 09-02055 Appealed from Supreme Court, Oneida County Background: A state inmate who was subjected to “civil commitment” as a sex offender brought a habeas corpus ...

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