The Minnesota Sex Offender Program MSOP was created in to allow for the institutionalization of sex offenders after they have finished serving their prison sentences, but before they are released back into society. After nearly 20 years, the program has yet to rehabilitate and release a single offender. Twenty-six patients have died in the treatment facilities at Moose Lake and St. Peter, but none have returned to being contributing members of society.
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Created in the mids, MSOP is not supposed to be incarceration. Located 45 miles south of Duluth in Moose Lake, a town of about 2,, the facility is operated as an intensive-treatment center. Like Norton, nearly all the offenders there have completed their prison time and are working toward an eventual release back into society. The hundreds of offenders who have gone through MSOP are called "patients" or "clients" instead of inmates. Yet, despite spending. Some have served life sentences in Moose Lake; more than 18 have died in the heavily secured facility, located about a mile off Interstate 35 and surrounded by razor-wire fences. Norton said he saw his commitment as the equivalent of a death sentence, which he said he and three others tried to escape last year.
District Judge Donovan Frank cited a decision by the 8th U. Circuit Court of Appeals, which overturned his declaration that the program was unconstitutional because few people had ever been released from the program since began in the mids. The U.
While in Moose Lake, clients begin to build their readiness for change. They also work toward talking about their personal histories and factors that lead to their offenses. The Main Building houses up to clients. Complex I houses up to clients. Clients who show positive change through treatment are moved to St.