Have you heard of Lawtis Donald Rhoden?
If you follow this news column, you have. He is the
6-foot 2-inch bully who is a violent sexual predator of children
that Liberty Healthcare wants to dump in Newberry Springs !
Most sexual rapes, even of children, are said
not to be reported. So, we probably don't know the true
number of children that he has victimized.
While released on parole for raping a child in Florida,
he raped at least four other children in Tennessee. After
serving time for those, he moved to California where he was caught
again for destroying the lives of children.
He has now successfully petitioned for his release
and there is a unanimous psychiatric opinion that he meets the release
standards. But, there is a reason why psychologists "practice"
their trade. They can not guarantee anything. They
can only make educated guesses based upon the general case experiences
Convicts learn to manipulate the game for release.
It is said that for Sexually Violent Predators (SVPs), there is no cure.
Only the learning of new behavior and new skills. There is no
rewiring of the brain.
In California, an East Coast company, Liberty
Healthcare Corporation holds a monopoly on the "specialized treatment,
risk assessments, re-entry programming, and case management supervision
placement, monitoring, and the support of released SVPs." (Liberty's website.)
As Liberty Healthcare is responsible for the
after-release care, a court can only approve or disapprove a
proposal by Liberty Healthcare. So, if Liberty Healthcare
becomes sloppy and incompetent in its duty, a court can only
deny Liberty's game plan. The problem is, repeated denials
become old very fast.
Denials deny the right of the convict to be
released. And, it keeps bringing the matter back upon the
court for resolution.
IMHO, when a company shows as much incompetence
as Liberty Healthcare has demonstrated, it needs to be fired and
forced to repay the damages its incompetence has caused.