OK, since it costs about 100k per year to keep sex offenders in the program, and since Minnesota also is going through a budget crisis, I am OK with letting them out after they are pronounced cured........MINNEAPOLIS – John Rydberg showed no mercy on the night in 1975 when he broke into a rural Wisconsin home and raped a young couple as their son slept upstairs — or four years later, when he raped a Minnesota woman at knifepoint in front of her children.
On Friday, he will seek mercy for himself, trying to convince a judicial panel he is a changed man who deserves release after nearly two decades in Minnesota's sex offender treatment program. If he gets the provisional discharge he's seeking, the 68-year-old Rydberg would be released to a Twin Cities halfway house with a GPS ankle bracelet and a long list of conditions to follow. If he behaves, he may become the first person permanently freed from the state's civil commitment program for sex offenders since it started in 1994.
On ONE condition, and that is castration. The way I see it, if you commit the kinds of horrible crimes this guy has, then you should permanently lose your privilege of being able to have sex.
Article is here.