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Alabama lawmaker reintroduces castration bill to deal with sex offenders

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These six men are wanted by the FBI for crimes against children of a sexual nature.
These six men are wanted by the FBI for sex crimes against children.  Castration is usually put forth as a means to reduce the extremely high recidivism rate (37%) for offenders and keep children safe. 


An Alabama State House Representative has introduced a bill that would allow castration of those convicted of sexual offenses against children aged 12 and under.

According to Q13 Fox, Republican Representative Steve Hurst has introduced the bill before and this time is hoping it makes it into law, claiming the “punishment should fit the crime”.

“I had people call me in the past when I introduced it,” he said. “People have called me and said ‘don’t you think this is inhuman?’ I asked them what’s more inhuman- when you take a little infant child and you sexually molest that infant child, when the child cannot defend themselves or get away and they have to go through all the things they have to go through…if you want to talk about inhuman, that’s inhuman.”

Hurst feels that “If we do something of this nature it would deter something like this happening again in Alabama and maybe reduce the numbers.”

The bill will have to pass the judiciary committee before it heads to the House and Senate, respectively.

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