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While much attention is paid to sex offender registries, through which sex offenders in the community must identify themselves, less notice has been taken of the Sexually Dangerous Persons law, which provides for civil commitments of a day to life in the Massachusetts Treatment Center after an offender’s criminal sentence is completed.

Law About Sex Offenders includes links to other sources on the topic, particularly Sexually Dangerous Person Commitments from the Committee for Public Counsel Services. This site includes a great outline of the SDP Commitment procedure.

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