Town Seeks to Block Sex Offender Center at Local Jail

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MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) _ Officials in an eastern Connecticut town have voted to take legal action to try to stop the state from opening a sex offender treatment center at a local jail.

The Montville Town Council voted 5-1 Wednesday in favor of having the town attorney file for an injunction in state Superior Court to stop construction of the planned 24-bed sex offender facility outside the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center.

The Correction Department plans to open the secure facility in January to offer treatment programs to dangerous sex offenders who are about to be released from prison or still need supervision after being released.

Town councilors cited the safety of local residents after the vote.

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