Alabama Bill: Chemical Castration for Some Sex Offenders

June 7, 2019

(ABC News) – Some sex offenders in Alabama could be chemically castrated before being released on parole, under a bill approved by state lawmakers. Lawmakers gave final approval to the bill last week and sent it to Gov. Kay Ivey. Chemical castration involves taking medication that blocks testosterone production in order to decrease the person’s sex drive. At least eight states allow the procedure — including California, Florida and Texas— but it is unclear how often it is used.

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