Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - Page updated at 01:30 p.m.

Chat with investigative reporter Christine Willmsen on Jan. 25

Chat about the "Price of Protection" series with reporter Christine Willmsen on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at noon. Since February 2011, she has been working on the four-part series, which reveals the unregulated legal costs of civilly committing sex offenders to McNeil Island because they are too dangerous to be in our communities.

Meet the reporter

Christine Willmsen

Christine Willmsen has been an investigative reporter with the Seattle Times since 2002. She has won several regional and national awards for her reporting and writing. Find her on Twitter: @christinesea