Some sex offenders are designated to facilities where they receive specialized services. The Bureau recognizes sex offenders as a vulnerable population within a prison setting. Institutional assignment, unit management, Psychology Treatment Programs, and re-entry planning promote the well-being of sex offenders while incarcerated and help both the offenders and society by reducing the likelihood of re-offence after release. View our policy on sex offender programs. The Bureau offers sex offender treatment to offenders with a history of sexual offending and who volunteer for treatment.
One day back in , DeMont Conner sat in a room at the Kulani Correctional Facility, listening to a recording of a frantic call. A woman was on the line, clearly in distress: Her house was being broken into. Terrified, she was hiding in a closet and begging for help — but to no avail. A man soon broke in, raped the woman and killed her. Conner, who had been locked up for seven life sentences — including one for a rape conviction — says listening to the recording was "torture.
Sex offender risk assessment, as used in California, is an empirical way of measuring risk of re-offense by group. It is the same actuarial method that is used to determine risk in setting rates for life insurance and car insurance. For more detailed information about risk assessment in California, see www. California has adopted four risk assessment instruments for use in assessing sex offender risk of reoffending.