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Minnesota officials seeking way to release sex offenders

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ST. PAUL – Many Minnesotans may be perfectly happy to see sex offenders tossed behind bars, with jailers throwing away the keys.

However, a federal judge said the system Minnesota uses is too close to the throw-away-the-key philosophy, which he said violates the U.S. Constitution.


He threatens to take action if Minnesota leaders do not change the system.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.