Audit cites gaps in monitoring of sex offenders

Posted at 12:15 PM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 08:28:11-05

New York auditors say the state is failing to adequately monitor its most dangerous sex offenders, often not making the required six monthly contacts including two curfew checks.

The comptroller's audit released Thursday examines compliance with the state's Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act at eight regional offices.

The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision monitors compliance with court-ordered releases of offenders who have a mental abnormality that predisposes them to offend again.

Auditors say about one-quarter of 92 cases examined showed fewer than required monthly contacts and curfew checks.

Corrections officials say they've had 185 total cases, with 48 found dangerous and civilly confined by courts, four returned to prison with new convictions and 112 cited for technical parole violations.

They say they'll use the audit to improve supervision.




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