Alabama Passes Bill Ordering Chemical Castration for Child Sex Offenders

June 5, 2019

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On Tuesday, Alabama state legislators passed a bill requiring people convicted of child sex crimes to undergo chemical castration--and pay for it themselves. According to UPI, any person over the age of 21 convicted of a sex crime against a child younger than 13 would have to undergo go testosterone-reduction treatment before being paroled from prison. "If we do something of this nature, it would deter something like this happening again in Alabama and maybe reduce the numbers," said Republican state representative Steve Hurst. The bill is now on the desk of governor Kay Ivey awaiting her signature.