Debate over civil confinement grows in Yonkers

The fight continues in Yonkers to keep convicted sex offenders locked up in mental health institutions after they are released from prison.

The death of Connie Russo Corriero, who was killed in June inside a parking garage at the Galleria Mall in White Plains, sparked a statewide debate on what to do with predators once they are released from prison. The man who admitted to killing her, Phillip Grant, is a convicted rapist.

Assemblyman Low Mosciello (R-Yonkers) is sponsoring a panel to discuss the need for a civil confinement law. It would require sexual predators who are deemed dangerous to remain in custody even after they've served their time.

The forum to discuss the issues surrounding civil confinement is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Grinton Will Library in Yonkers.

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