Sexually Dangerous Persons Civil Commitment Law: Duration of Civil Commitment

During the 60-day period following the initial commitment decision by the court, the treatment facility prepares a treatment report and the court holds another hearing to decide whether the commitment decision should be made final. If the court finalizes its commitment decision at the review hearing, the person is committed to the Commissioner of Human Services’ custody for an indeterminate period of time. The indeterminate commitment lasts until the person can demonstrate that he or she is no longer dangerous or in need of treatment. Minn. Stat. §253B.18.

CREDIT: The content of this and any related posts has been copied or adopted from the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department’s Information Brief, Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders: Minnesota Criminal and Civil Regulatory Laws, written by Legislative Analyst Jeffrey Diebel.
This post is part of a series of posts on Minnesota Criminal and Civil Regulatory Laws Regarding Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders.