Sen. Dick Sears recaps the public testimony his committee has taken on how to punish and treat sex offenders, and gives us a preview of draft recommendations for the Legislature. Also, VPR’s Neal Charnoff goes backstage with a production of "Well" by playwright Lisa Kron.
Legislative leaders and Governor Jim Douglas remain at odds over a special
legislative session to address sex offender laws. The
two sides have been deadlocked for weeks, and today the political
rhetoric grew more heated.
State’s Attorneys Tom Kelly and John Quinn speak with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the challenges they face in
the courtroom, how "Jessica’s Law" would impact them, and why a
majority of cases never go to trial.