We've been discussing (both here on the blog and throughout our community) what to do with convicted sex offenders once they've served their time. California is one of a slowly growing number of states to decide that with respect to a particular subset of sex offenders--pedophiles--the best course of action is to declare them mentally ill and place them in a "hospital" for treatment. Here's a report on one of these facilities.
To be clear, I'm not advocating this approach: I just found it in interesting in the wake of recent events and debate.
(Hat tip: Althouse.)