LOCKED UP FOREVER

VICE: April 12, 2016, 11:00pm, Aviva Stahl

“Civil commitment raises a host of legal and ethical issues. Lawyers contest its constitutionality. Treatments tend to focus on how detainees should manage or change their “deviant” tendencies rather than advancing a more holistic approach to rehabilitation, an approach some experts say is ineffective and inhumane. But for men like Greenfield, the question is how to make sense of the logic that runs their lives. Despite his progress and good behavior, Greenfield has been told he will likely die in detention—not because of what he’s done in the past, but because of what he might do in the future.”

SOURCE: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zngaqe/why-young-sex-criminals-get-locked-up-forever

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