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Alabama lawmakers pass chemical castration for sex offenders bill

Posted at 12:07 PM, Jun 04, 2019

A bill that will require the chemical castration of sex offenders in Alabama is in its final stages — it was delivered May 31 to the governor to be signed.

In the process of chemical castration, a person is given an injection or pills to significantly reduce libido.

The bill affects criminals who commit sex crimes against children age 13 and younger, requiring they undergo the process before they are released from prison. It will be a mandatory parole requirement.

HB 379 was introduced by State Rep. Steve Hurt and is 75 percent complete, according to the bill's web page.