The suits claim abuse of authority when several of the inmates were not released at the end of their sentences but were instead transferred to psychiatric facilities.
One of the cons involved in the suit is a transgendered rapist by the name of Louis Massei who now goes by the name of Lisa.
Massei testified in a Manhattan courtroom last week complaining “my roommate was a person who fed his girlfriend to homeless people, you can’t run, you can’t fight. Someone has decided this is where you belong.”
“Lisa” was one of several people convicted in a gang rape.
New York looked at other states that decided to take the reins when it came to releasing what they considered still dangerous, violent sexual offenders.
20 states now allow convicted felons to be sent to psychiatric institutions at the end of their terms.
Barbara Hathaway is a lawyer for the state of New York. She makes the case that the inmates end of getting the treatment they need saying it’s “a case of no harm, no foul.”
So far New York has evaluated 800 people with 127 being committed.
“This was not a rubber stamp, doctors were using their professional judgment,” she noted.
One of the criminals is convicted child molester Kenneth Bailey.
During Bailey’s testimony he was asked by a state attorney “was it true you still have deviant thoughts about children from time to time?”
His response, “from time to time.” Yet Bailey claimed he’s not mentally ill.
Another of the men admitted during a hearing that he intended to smoke marijuana once he was out.