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Alabama Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Chemical Castration of Child Molestors

Alabama lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would require convicted child molesters to be chemically castrated prior to being released from prison.

“If Gov. Kay Ivey signs the bill, it would require offenders aged 21 and older to be chemically castrated before leaving prison,” according to WHNT. “The bill, known as HB 379, was introduced by Republican State Rep. Steve Hurst of Calhoun County, which is in the northeast part of the state.”

“They have marked this child for life and the punishment should fit the crime.” Hurst reportedly said.

But he also hopes the bill will deter would-be child sex […]

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