The Price of Protection

Number 25623
Subject Sex offenders
Source The Seattle Times
State Washington
Year 2012
Publication Date 01/22-25/2012; 12/16/2012
Summary The first in-depth report about a troubled and secretive civil-commitment program for dangerous sex offenders in Washington state. It revealed waste of taxpayer money, unconstrained legal costs, profiteering by expert witnesses, and chronic problems with staff at the high-security facility for the offenders.
Category Contest Entry
Keywords Sex offenders; taxes; taxpayers; facility staff
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