Modern-Day Gulag In the Golden State June 4, 2019 By Barbara Koeppel in Health, Politics Back in 1997, the Supreme Court ruled that the practice known as civil commitment was legal. This meant that 20 states—which had passed laws permitting the ongoing incarceration of sex offenders—could continue to keep the men confined even after they completed their prison terms. (See “Sex Crimes and Criminal … Read moreModern-Day Gulag In the Golden State