Ma. Bars Bail Releases Of Some Sex Offenders


Inmates classified as sexually dangerous cannot be released on bail while awaiting a civil trial on whether they should continue to be imprisoned after their sentences expire, Massachusetts’s Supreme Judicial Court has ruled. “This decision makes great common sense and closes a big loophole,” said Norfolk District Attorney William Keating, whose office argued the case, reports the Boston Herald.

Citing a law permitting prosecutors to seek additional jail time for sexually dangerous inmates, the justices said the language “leaves no doubt that the Legislature intended confinement at the treatment center or another secure facility to be mandatory after a finding of probable cause.”


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