Gov. Ivey Signs Chemical Castration Bill into Law

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

 

A new law requires some sex offenders to be chemically castrated upon their release from prison. Governor Kay Ivey has signed a chemical castration bill into law that requires sex offenders over the age of 21 to receive chemical castration treatment as a condition of their parole.

 

The Chemical Castration Bill applies to sex offenders whose victims are younger than 13 years old. The treatment consists of taking medication to suppress or block the production of testosterone, making it impossible for one to perform sexual acts. The effects can be reversed by stopping the medication. The offender is required to pay for the treatment that will be administered by the Alabama Health Department through tablets or injection.

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