‘Containment’ shown to work on offenders

‘Containment’ shown to work on offenders But proven program not in Chelsea’s Law

BY JOHN WILKENS, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010 AT 2:43 A.M.

A state board reviewing ways to better manage sex offenders when they get out of jail calls the “containment model” the most important thing California can do to reduce recidivism.

The program augments traditional supervision — house searches, job-site visits, surveillance — with lie-detector tests and targeted behavior-modification treatment (cont.)

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