Derek Dowsett is the Producer of the County Seat. Now entering his 11th season of the program, he has received what he considers a "Crash Course" in County Government.

Flaws in the Civil Commitment Law – The County Seat Episode 21- Seg2

What happens when somebody commits a crime but they are found not competent to stand trial, usually they are sent to the Utah state hospital in Provo where they are evaluated and the hospital tries to bring them to a state of competency so they can face trial. But what happens when that term of time called a forensic hold expires. What happens to the defendent if they are not ready to stand trial? In the case of Lonnie Johnson, a convicted child rapist, he has basically set free last April. He will have to be re-evaluated in 6 months. Craig Johnson, the deputy attorney for Utah County, saw a gap in the current civil commitment law and contacted Representative Brad Daw or Orem to help fix the current civil commitment law to better protect against sexual assault.

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