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Governor Walker On Placement Of Violent Sex Offenders

Governor Scott Walker says there are no easy answers when it comes to the placement of violent sex offenders. During a stop in Fond du Lac this week Walker talked about the issue. He says it is difficult because nobody wants them in their back yard, but the courts have ruled that the state can’t keep them locked up indefinitely so it is kind of a no win situation. Walker says he wishes there were more leeway with the courts. He says they are hoping going forward to work on the issue with local officials, but he would love to see the courts give them more flexibility. Walker says he would prefer to see violent sex offenders kept in a place that is more secure. Fond du Lac County has had issues with the proposed placement of violent sex offenders over the past two years.