Alabama considers castrating sex offenders
Lawmakers in Alabama are considering legislation that would force some sex offenders to be castrated.
The bill would make any person over the age of 21 who is convicted of certain sex offenses against a child 12 years of age or younger would be surgically castrated before their release from jail. The bill would require that the criminal would also have to pay for the procedure.
The bill is the brainchild of Rep. Steve Hurst, a Republican from District 35. The bill was referred to the Judiciary committee and had its first reading on March 3, 2016.