“Off with your……” says Alabama State Representative Steve Hurst (R, 35th District, Calhoun County) to convicted sex offenders over the age of 20 and who have molested anyone under the age of 12 years of age. His bill would require “surgical castration” and paid for by the offender.
Many on the left will scream that this is cruel and unusual, but Hurst is concerned for the child and has said, “They have marked this child for life and the punishment should fit the crime.”
The bill should act as a deterrent to this type of crime, Hurst believes, and his constituents have asked for such a bill to be passed.
This however is not the first time he has introduced this kind of bill, for this type of atrocious crime. In the past few years, he has introduced this legislation three times. Perhaps this time he can garner enough support to get it passed. Alabama would not be the first state to have a form of castration for sex offenders.
Read what other states have castration on the books, on the next page.