PBS NewsHour

Should a juvenile sex offender be locked up indefinitely?​

Clip: 06/28/2016 | 9m 39s

Even when they serve their time, sex crime offenders in some states are being held years beyond their release date. The civil commitment laws that let jailers deem convicts too dangerous to walk free are facing increased scrutiny, especially in Minnesota, where even juvenile sex offenders grow old behind bars. William Brangham reports.

Aired: 06/28/16

Rating: NR

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