In 2007, New Hampshire joined the growing group of states that can hold the most dangerous sex offenders past the end of their sentences in what is known as a “civil commitment.” This notion has been controversial, pitting concerns over public safety against the rights of offenders. And some in New Hampshire say the state’s law has some worrisome flaws.
Ann Rice - Deputy attorney general for NH.
Anthony Sculimbrene - NH public defender, typically defends inmates facing civil commitment in NH
Michael Valentine - a prosecutor in Hillsborough County, handles civil commitment cases.
We'll also hear from:
Geoffrey Souther - Chair of the state’s multidisciplinary team since the law went into effect.
A link to the Concord Monitor article on this issue can be found here.