August 18, 2017

Sex offender supervision unit ending in WV

8-18-17 West Virginia:

HUNTINGTON - West Virginia's intensive supervision office, which employs dozens of officers who have spent nearly a decade herding hundreds of sex offenders, will end in September.

The termination of the ISO program comes after a June 26 order signed by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Chief Justice Allen Loughry, which calls for "consolidation and reformulation" of the state's probation office.

In 2003, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill allowing - but not requiring - up to 50 years of supervised release for certain sex offenders. Through the Child Protection Act of 2006, extended supervision became mandatory for anyone convicted of a sex crime. In very special and rare cases, a lifetime supervised release is possible. The ISO was then created in 2008. ..Continued..

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