Treating Sex Offenders — First in a series

The Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility houses up to 500 sex offenders at a time, but treatment programs only have space for about 150 prisoners. The recent abduction of two girls from Dayton, Iowa led to questions about how sex offenders are treated and evaluated in prison. Michael Klunder, who allegedly abducted the two girls before committing suicide, was a convicted sex offender who’d served nearly two decades in prison.

Source: Iowa Public Radio

Posted on: June 24, 2013

50 sex offenders have gun permits

A two-year-old state law on gun permits allows registered sex offenders to obtain a weapons permit, something which has surprised some state lawmakers and worried some law enforcement officers.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: May 7, 2013