When it comes to those who exploit children, most people cannot agree on a punishment that is severe enough, and finding a way to prevent those who leave prison from insulting and hurting another child again seems to be a very important thing to deal with today, but all that could change over time.
According to ABC News, Alabama lawmakers passed a law in June 2019 requiring children convicted of sex crimes to be chemically castrated before they are allowed to return to society. The bill is called HB 379 and was passed by the state senate without a hitch. In essence, this bill provides that any convicted offender who has abused a child under the age of 13 must use drugs to block the production of testosterone in order to maintain his apparently non-existent fluid.
Governor Kay Ivey signed the bill on June 10, 2019, and although it has been a year, most people are still unaware of the new law. While some think it won’t make much difference, others believe it could make a real difference in the number of criminals who end up back on the street. Other states have taken similar steps, and when it comes to protecting our children, we need to do something about it, don’t we?
AL.com wrote the following about this apparently new law at the time it was passed:
The Chemical Castration Act provides that sex offenders whose victims are under 13 years of age must undergo “treatment with medroxyprogesterone acetate or its chemical equivalent that, among other things, reduces, inhibits, or blocks the production of testosterone, hormones or other chemicals in a person’s body.
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