An Alabama lawmaker is at it again.
Rep. Steve Hurst wants convicted sex offenders castrated before leaving the state’s Department of Corrections custody — the Republican’s latest attempt to push his passion project through the legislature.
Hurst’s proposed policy would require surgical castration for both male and female sex offenders convicted of certain sex crimes against children 12-years-old and younger.
The bill does not specify which crimes would require the surgery.
“They have marked this child for life and the punishment should fit the crime,” Hurst sad after filing the legislation on Thursday.
If the castration bill fails again, it would be the third time the veteran lawmaker from Calhoun County has failed to pass it over the past decade.
During his last attempt to pass the bill in 2013,Hurst defended this legistlation.
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