What is the Jimmy Ryce Act Sexually Violent Predators'

Nine-year-old Jimmy Ryce was abducted on September 11, 1995 raped, murdered and dismembered within a four-hour period.

The Jimmy Ryce Act, known as the Jimmy Ryce Involuntary Civil Commitment for Sexually Violent Predators' Treatment and Care Act was passed unanimously by the Florida legislature and was signed on May 19, 1998, The act calls for inmates with sex offense histories to be reviewed by the Florida Department of Corrections, the Florida Department of Children and Families and state attorneys to determine the level of risk for reoffending. Upon release from incarceration, these inmates may be subject to civil proceedings and commitment to a secure facility for treatment. 

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