New law forces child sex abusers whose victims are under the age of 13 to pay for their own castration before being released from jail.
The law was signed by the governor of Alabama Kay Ivey after being first introduced by Steve Hurst, the Republican State Representative.
The law includes child sex molesters go through a chemical castration that they’ll have to pay for themselves if they want to get out of prison.
“They have marked this child for life and the punishment should fit the crime. I had people call me in the past when I introduced it and said don’t you think this is inhumane?”
“I asked them what’s more inhumane than 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 inhumane – that’s inhumane,” Steve Hurst explained.
He also claims that the bill will reduce the number of pedophiles and the number of child sex abuses that are taking place.
However, Alabama lawyer Raymond Johnson opposes this law because, in his opinion, the punishments that are already taking place are more than enough.
“They are going to challenge it under the 8th Amendment Constitution. They are going to claim that it is cruel and unusual punishment for someone who has served their time and for the rest of their life have to be castrated,” he said.
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