Civil Escape

Civil Escape

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Civil Escape is a personal account by a survivor of California's 1996 civil commitment law for sex offenders. Using a fraudulent treat and release scheme the program has warehoused over a thousand men and women under the ruse of therapy. After 16 years in forced therapy the author was released after two concurring psychologists found that he no longer met criteria. Civil Escape is a thorough investigation and insight into sex offender treatment, judicial corruption, and therapy malfeasance. The book peels back the layers of deceit and the behind-the-scenes immoral conduct by California counties to keep men incarcerated for life despite the premise of therapy completion. Does sex offender therapy have any validity and is it effective? Are therapists who work for the Department of State Hospitals really these mavericks of mental health? Are these offenders really sexually violent predators? Discover the lies of a system out of control and the political football that no one wishes to address. Why do 80% of staff quit after they discover that they have been tricked into thinking this was a viable program to assist sex offenders? Civil commitment laws are America's new premise to lock men and women up for life for what they might do in the future. Where will this all lead and are you the next person to discover that your foible classifies as a pseudo mental illness that requires forced therapy. A shocking, true account of psychotherapy that is easy for society to turn a blind eye because sex is a subject few people are comfortable with, let alone having empathy for someone who is the pariah of the community. Take a closer look and find out who these men and women are, and then examine your own human nature and sexual habits.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 650 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 37.08mm | 1,065.94g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507597193
  • 9781507597194

About Alan T Rigby

The author was an educator and coach for over 22 years. A graduate in Health Science from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, the author did his graduate work at Stetson University in Deland, Florida. He served in the United States' Air Force during the Vietnam War. A former track and field coach for the University of California at Los Angeles the author helped establish UCLA as a track and field powerhouse in the 1980s with two NCAA Championships. He has coached several Olympians and two gold medalists: one being the current world record holder in the 400 int. hurdles. After serving time in prison for questionable behavior and witness fabrications, he was further incarcerated under a net to populate a new California mental health law in 1998. After 24 years of confinement the author was the sixteenth graduate that has been in effect for almost twenty years. The author is currently retired and writing another academic tome about consent laws and offender therapy. He is also an advocate for the eradication of civil commitment laws.show more