Sunday, March 30, 2008

State Cuts sex offender treatment

Chronicle-Telegram/Associated Press: The State of Ohio has stopped paying for counseling services for paroled sex offenders because of budget constraints, a move that leaves many offenders without the ability to pay for much-needed therapy, critics say. The state-funding cut was part of a $71 million reduction in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s budget. Ohio had spent about $1.3 million a year funding external treatment programs for sex offenders.

*** Now....if sex offenders are such a huge threat to public safety.......why on earth would the state cut counseling treatment services for released sex offenders? This is a very interesting question for Ohio officials to answer. It presents an enormous hypocrisy in their arguments for imposing stricter and retroactive Adam Walsh Act laws! ***