Tag Archives: ACLU

Lawsuits underscore MSOP’s legal jeopardy

In June Joseph Thompson, a civilly committed sex offender, filed a 57-page complaint on his own behalf in U.S. District Court alleging that the conditions of his confinement are unconstitutional. Thompson cited strip searches, confiscation of personal property and inadequate medical care as evidence that his confinement at a facility in Moose Lake is illegal.

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Criminal intelligence data or control files? New BCA proposal offers glimpse of major expansion in snooping

“Criminal intelligence data may be shared with: …(2) a law enforcement agency to charge a person with a crime or allege that a juvenile is delinquent…” That’s the best schoolmarm line from a wild new bill emanating from the Bureau ...

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