A debate about the involuntary civil commitment of the mentally ill and sex offenders in the American justice system.
A young man sits behind bars. But he isn't in prison. He's being held, and treated, simply because the state thinks he might commit a crime.
David Prescott acknowledges the many failures of our civil commitment system: If we're going to do this, we'd better do it right.
Pre-crime isn't science fiction, says Eric Janus. It's our system of civil commitment.
Civil commitment of sex offenders is an abomination. Here's why.