Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into legislation laws that might require sure intercourse offenders to be chemically castrated earlier than their parole.
Gov. Kay Ivey’s press workplace mentioned Monday that she had signed the invoice, which is to take impact later this 12 months. The measure applies to intercourse offenders convicted of sure crimes involving youngsters youthful than 13.
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Chemical castration includes injection of treatment that blocks testosterone manufacturing. Below the measure, sure offenders should obtain the treatment earlier than they’re paroled from jail. A decide would resolve when the treatment could possibly be stopped.
A number of states have approved chemical castration, but it surely’s unclear how typically it’s used. Some authorized teams have raised considerations about use of pressured treatment.
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Republican Rep. Steve Hurst had proposed the measure for greater than a decade.