Lawmakers Approve Bill Requiring Chemical Castration of Child Sex Offenders

Lawmakers Approve Bill Requiring Chemical Castration of Child Sex Offenders

(Link): Bill to castrate child molesters passes in Alabama

(Link): Alabama passes bill requiring chemical castration for certain child molesters 

An Alabama measure that would require certain child sex offenders to undergo chemical castration before being released from prison is awaiting the governor’s signature.

The bill, known as HB 379, was introduced by Republican state Rep. Steve Hurst and targets child sex offenders whose offenses involve anyone under 13, according to the legislation.

 “They have marked this child for life and the punishment should fit the crime,” Hurst told WIAT-TV in Birmingham.

The offenders would be required to foot the bill for the procedure. Refusing to undergo the castration would constitute a violation of parole, the bill reads.

(Link): Lawmakers Approve Bill Requiring Chemical Castration of Child Sex Offenders

June 5, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers approved legislation that would require certain sex offenders to be chemically castrated before being released on parole.

…The bill by Rep. Steve Hurst applies to sex offenders who committed crimes involving children younger than 13.

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