- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s highest court has upheld findings that three sex offenders have mental abnormalities warranting continued confinement for treatment and public protection.

Under the law, courts must determine the abnormalities predispose them to commit more sex offenses and cause them serious difficulty controlling their conduct.

Each challenged court-ordered confinement after serving criminal sentences.

Each was diagnosed with anti-social personality disorder, showing pervasive disregard for the rights of others, which statistics indicate most New York’s prison inmates share.

One was additionally diagnosed by a state therapist with paraphilia, or sexual urges involving others’ pain.

The other two had additional diagnoses of borderline personality disorder with patterns of instability in relationships, impulsiveness and other features.


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