Gov. Dayton asks for halt in sex offender release plans

By KBJR News 1

Gov. Dayton asks for halt in sex offender release plans

November 13, 2013 Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 12:52 PM CST

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is asking that plans be halted in the provisional release of Minnesota sex offenders for the time being.

Dayton also announced the suspension of the transfer of some sex offenders to a residential facility in Cambridge.

Dayton says he wants to give the Legislature time to make changes to the state’s legally embattled treatment program.

Due to a recent federal ruling to stop indeterminate admittance, the Department of Human Services was recommending the provisional release of 57–year–old Thomas Ray Duvall from the facility in St. Peter.

Minnesota currently has 698 offenders who are civilly committed, with a majority housed at the state's Moose Lake facility.

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