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Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, with Gov. Mark Dayton, talks Wednesday about a new plan to keep sex offenders in treatment until legislators and Dayton agree on a new plan. (Don Davis/Forum News Service)

Sex offender releases suspended

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota sex offenders who remain locked up after their prison terms end are supposed to have a chance to go free, but Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday snuffed out that hope until he and legislators can agree on a new process.

He said political reaction to the potential release of a man convicted in three sex crimes persuaded him to end sex offender releases.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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