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Under Welfare and Institutions Code section 6602.5 and Penal Code section 4002(b), male alleged sexually violent predators under the Sexually Violent Predators Act (SVPA), who were released from prison and are being detained pending trial in the county jail, are entitled to appropriate housing outside the jail and psychiatric treatment under the SVPA, if they have had a probable cause determination or have already begun a course of psychiatric treatment.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/28/2003
  • Published 05/28/2003




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, James Humes, Senior Assistant Attorney General, John H. Sanders, Lead Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Randall R. Murphy, Karen Ackerson-Brazille and Eric Bates, Deputy Attorneys General, for Objector and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Michael P. Judge, Public Defender, Albert J. Menaster, Michael Suzuki and Jack T. Weedin, Deputy Public Defenders, for Defendants and Respondents Kenneth Ciancio, Albert Salcido, Anthony Weathington, Niek Groen, Paul Marentez, Michael Slago and Patrick Parker., Jonathan Mandel, Encino, for Defendants and Respondents Brian Babinski, Victor Reynolds and Carnot Lyles., Jean F. Matulis, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendants and Respondents Donald Anderson, William King, Barry Blake and Fred Faith.
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