U.S. District Court: SEX OFFENDER.

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Searcy v. Simmons 68 F.Supp.2d 1197 (D.Kan. 1999). An inmate brought a [sections] 1983 action against correctional officials seeking a preliminary injunction to compel the officials to allow him to participate in a treatment program for sex offenders without conditions. The district court denied the inmate's request, finding that the policy of reducing the inmate's privileges because he refused to fill out an "admission of responsibility" form did not violate his privilege against self-incrimination because the inmate retained the right to choose whether to enter the program and the loss of privileges did not rise to the level of compulsion. The form...

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