Senator joins push in Westchester for civil confinement law

Recent violent crime and updated statistics have prompted Democratic Senator Jeff Klein to join with others in support of a civil confinement law.

The law, which was already passed in the Senate, calls for felons deemed sexually violent to remain confined at mental facilities after serving their prison sentences. Sixteen other states, including the District of Columbia, have civil confinement laws in place. The New York Civil Liberties Union equates civil confinement with ?forcible deprivation of liberty.?

The push for the law?s passage comes in light of the murder at the Galleria Mall this summer and the stabbing of a Nyack woman this past Saturday. Released sex offenders committed both crimes. According to recently released information, nine sexual predators have moved into Westchester County in the last three months. Related Stories: Yonkers lawmaker continues push for civil confinement law Pirro makes renewed call for civil confinement law in NY Debate over civil confinement for sex offenders reignites in Westchester Lawmakers push for civil confinement bill in light of murder at White Plains mall Convicted rapist charged in murder at Galleria Mall in White Plains Woman stabbed to death in Galleria Mall garage in White Plains

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