Alabama governor approves ‘chemical castration’ bill for some sex offenders parolees

Alabama governor approves ‘chemical castration’ bill for some sex offenders parolees

    Alabama governor  Kay Ivey (R) approves ‘chemical castration’ bill for some sex offenders  parolees ,as a condition of parole  a requirement meant to keep perpetrators from committing similar crimes.

    Ivey signed the bill Monday. It applies to sex offenders eligible for parole ,that she could have done so after the state legislature passed it on May 31.  Gina Maiola, a spokeswoman for Ivey, said the law will apply to people who being convicted of crimes involving children under 13.


    “Chemical castration” law says a judge must order anyone convicted of a sex offense involving a child under the age of 13 to start receiving testosterone-inhibiting medication, The parolees are required to start the treatment a month before they leave prison and continue treatment until the court determines it is no longer necessary .Most offenders will have to pay for their treatment.

    Gov. Kay Ivey's press office said Monday that the bill will take effect later this year.
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