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Civil commitment

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, PBS News, US, June 28, 2016)
Galen works alongside many others in reforming the criminal justice system, but his angle might surprise you. Join him as he shares his crusade for equal justice, which has led him to the courtroom, advocacy, and beyond. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. (Galen Baughman, TEDxCUNY, January 25, 2016)