MSOP Was Never Designed for Reintegrating Clients Back Into Society

The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 4, Article 1 (Oct. 12, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.


Any clinician who thinks MSOP was ever designed to actually treat and release sex offenders is not paying attention to the evidence in front of them.

Mr. Grisbeck, who was at the 1994 Legislative Hearings on the Minnesota Sex Offender Commitment Bill, admitted blatantly:

No one has, I think, really been honest as to what we’re trying to do here. I’ve heard arguments before the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court by prosecutors, the county prosecutor and the Attorney General’s Office, saying that what we want to do and why we can withhold these individuals, these sex offenders, for life is because we want to treat them, we want to make them better. I don’t think so. I don’t think that’s the intent here at all. I think the intent is to use the psychopathic personalities statute to get a second bite at the apple. After an individual has been subjected to the criminal justice system, and maybe we don’t like the deals that were cut by the prosecutors, or the length of sentences by the courts, but the fact of the matter is through the sex offender statutes, the criminal statutes, we as a society have determined that if you commit a crime, a sex offense, you will serve it behind bars, and after you serve that time, society deems that you have paid your debt to society, and you shall be let free. Under the psychopathic personality statute, county prosecutors are taking a second bite of the apple, saying, ‘that plea agreement that we entered into, the sentence that the judge gave, isn’t good enough; we want to get you life!’ How many people who have been committed to St. Peter under the psychopathic personality statute have been freed? Two? … It is essentially a life sentence … ¹

¹ The Third Segment of the First Installment of Transcribed Excerpts from the 1994 Legislative Hearings on the Minnesota Sex Offender Commitment Bill Disk 3 at 39:33

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